Drouin Secondary College - Course Selection

12 VCE Geography (12HGE1)

The Course

Unit 3, 'Changing the land', and Unit 4, 'Human population - trends and issues', focus on three different investigations. Unit 3 investigates geographical change to land cover including glaciers and forests and geographical change to land use. Unit 4 investigates the geography of human populations including aging and growing populations.

Unit 3 Topics

Unit 3 Topics include an overview all areas below and 2 case studies:


Unit 4 Topics

Unit 4 Topics include an overview all areas below and 2 case studies:


Learning and Assessment Activities

* Fieldwork report

* Structured questions

* Analysis of geographical data

* End of year examination

These units lead to

Geology, agriculture, civil engineering, environmental science, ecology, surveyor, sociology, aviation, defence force, mining, meteorologist, parks and recreation, outdoor education (among others).

Special considerations

Before undertaking VCE Geography, you should have satisfactorily completed Year 10 Geography and demonstrated sufficient competency in all skill areas, or be prepared to complete catch-up work. You must undertake Unit 3 prior to undertaking Unit 4.

Costs involved

* Compulsory excursion costing approximately $150

Materials required

For further information see...

Dr Dunn

Study design link

VCAA VCE Geography Index Page