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Geography Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024.
Accredited in May 2016 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2017.

Stage 1 | Subject outline | Capabilities | Literacy


In Geography, students extend their literacy skills as they explore, interpret, and evaluate geographical phenomena and issues, and communicate geographically. Students develop their literacy capability by using appropriate geographical terminology, and by reading, interpreting, and creating maps and visual representations. They explore and explain location and spatial relationships, and access, research, analyse, and select appropriate primary and secondary sources. Students communicate in a variety of forms, using appropriate conventions for the acknowledgment of sources. Geography encompasses the field of spatial literacy, including understanding spatial relationships and awareness of how geographical space is represented, analysing issues, and developing solutions within a spatial framework.