11 Geography

SACE Stage 1: 10 Credits / 1 Semester / Global Learnings

SACE Website:  https://www.sace.sa.edu.au/web/geography/stage-1

Pre-Requisite: An achievement of a ‘C’ level or better in year 10 Global Learning, Geography, History and / or English is highly recommended


Through the study of geography, students develop an understanding of the spatial interrelationships between people, places, and environments. They appreciate the complexity of our world, the diversity of its environments, and the challenges and associated opportunities facing Australia and the world.

Geography develops an appreciation of the importance of place in explanations of economic, social, and environmental phenomena and processes. Students study megacities, urban places and natural hazards.

Topics may include

  • explore, analyse, and apply the concepts of place, space, environment, interconnection, sustainability, scale, and change
  • identify patterns and trends, and explore and analyse geographical relationships and interdependencies
  • promote a more sustainable way of life and an awareness of social and spatial inequalities


The following assessment types enable students to demonstrate their learning in Stage 1 Geography:

  • assessment type 1: geographical skills and applications
  • assessment type 2: fieldwork

Students will be assessed against the SACE Stage 1 Geography performance standards. These include:

  • knowledge and understanding
  • analysis and evaluation
  • application

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