Year 11 Course Booklet

Geography

Core

Natural environment – Amazon Rainforest A study of a large natural environment in South America. We cover the characteristics of a large natural environment that include how it is formed and changes over time; how people interact with a large natural environment; and how people's perceptions of a large natural environment change over time. Prerequisite for: an advantage for taking Geography at Level 2, but not required.

Megacity madness This course looks at the effects of urbanisation and congestion on people and environments, with case studies from around the world. Recommended for students with an interest in the impact of development on both humans and the planet. Extreme natural events This course looks deeper at how extreme natural event(s) have shaped environments. All events have an impact on people and places around the world and students compare the nature of these events and their consequences. Recommended for students with an interest in the physical world.

History

Core

The abuse of power This course also looks at how people and groups have challenged the abuse of power. Students investigate the rise of leaders who use and abuse their positions for their own personal, ethnic or national ambition. The impact of this then falls on ordinary people. Will you find your leader guilty of crimes against humanity? Recommended for students interested in leadership and how individual leaders assert their influence and impact on people. It is also helpful for those interested in the legal profession.

Prep

Students may take one or both prep courses.

Cultural environment – Monsoon Asia A study of population patterns and processes in selected countries in Monsoon Asia. We cover the nature and structure of the population; distribution and growth patterns; the processes of populationmovement; the reasons for the different living conditions; and sustainability issues associated with each of these. Prerequisite for: an advantage for taking Geography at Level 2, but not required.

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