Geography ATAR

  • Course Code - ATGEO
  • University Pathway

Estimated Cost: $79.00

Based on previous years pricing and subject to change. See Additional Cost Item Information Sheet for additional costs

Course Outline

These units focus on the changing environment and the planning of sustainable cities.

Unit 3

Focuses on the changing biophysical environment on Earth, including local and world examples, and how human activities lead to a changing environment and loss of biodiversity.

Unit 4

Investigates the current challenges that exist in designing urban places that are productive, vibrant and sustainable. This unit has two contexts: Perth and New York City.

The study of these units helps to develop students’ investigation, communication and analytical skills in order to come to a balanced judgement and/or solution to complex issues that face the global human population.

Fieldwork, mapping and practical skills are important components of the Course.


Skills Outline

The Course aims to enable students to:

  • Interrelate the physical and human characteristics of place
  • Develop mapping and practical skills
  • Develop fieldwork skills necessary to gain an understanding of place, process and issues

Minimum Entrance Requirements

Succesful completion of Year 11 Geography, Economics, Political & Legal Studies, or History.

Further Study

Geography is a good preparation for several university courses and TAFE courses in Mapping, Mining, Travel and Tourism, Primary Industry, Science & Technical courses.