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IGCSE Geography Course

This IGCSE Geography Course covers geographical processes and concepts and their application in the real world through fieldwork. You will find this course extremely valuable if you are looking to progress onto A Level Geography, seeking a progression route for further training whilst employed or would just like to study this subject as a hobby.

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Course Description

This IGCSE Geography Course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a knowledge and understanding of the subject. You will also find this course extremely valuable if you are looking for a progression route for further training whilst employed.

This course will help students develop a sense of place by observing the world around them on a local, regional and global scale. Learners will look at the processes affecting the development of natural and man-made environments and how people interact with their environments; examining the challenges they face in communities and cultures.

Support

The course will be delivered online including Tutor Support for two years. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to a range of online resources.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre when an examination forms part of the course. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

Differences between Cambridge and Edexcel Exam boards.

Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSEs are international qualifications. Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSEs can be taken worldwide including the United Kingdom. Both exam boards offer a similar specification however different courses can have a different structure. Both the Cambridge and Edexcel courses are full International GCSE qualifications.

Fees

Course fees for payment in full include:

  • Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
  • Access to your personal Tutor via our online portal.
  • Access to a range of online resources, student materials, assessments, assignments, eBooks etc
  • Practice exam papers to prepare you for the real thing.
  • Tutor references and predicted grades once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.
  • Help finding an exam centre for you to sit your exam

Cambridge

Cambridge Course Code(s):

IGCSE Geography (9-1): 0976

IGCSE Geography: 0460

(Please note, there is no difference in the course teachings for the two specifications, there only difference is the grade you will receive once you have taken the exams. 0976 is graded 9-1, 9 being the highest while 0460 is graded A* to G, A* being the highest.)

Cambridge Exams: June & November

Cambridge Study Hours: 130 Hours


This IGCSE Geography Course will give you the opportunity to travel the world via our online learning portal, learning about both natural and social sciences along the way. You will understand how geography impacts everyday life and discover the key opportunities and challenges facing the world. You will also develop academic and life skills from writing, teamwork and communication to analytical skills.

Cambridge Modules

Theme 1: Population and settlement

  • Population Dynamics
  • Migration
  • Population Structure
  • Population Density and distribution
  • Settlements (rural and urban) and Service provision
  • Urban settlements
  • Urbanisation

Theme 2: the natural environment

  • Earthquakes and volcanoes
  • Rivers
  • Coasts
  • Weather
  • Climate and natural vegetation

Theme 3: Economic Development

  • Development
  • Food production
  • Industry
  • Tourism
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Environmental risks of economic development

Exam Papers:

Paper 1: Geographical Themes

Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview: Three questions, each worth 25 marks. Candidates must answer one question from each section

75marks

45% of grade

Paper 2: Geographical Skills

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview:

60 marks

27.5% of grade

Paper 3: Alternative to Coursework

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview: Two compulsory questions, completing s series on written tasks.

60 marks

27.5% of grade

Edexcel

Edexcel Course Code(s): 4GE1

Edexcel Exams: June only

Edexcel Study Hours: 130 Hours


This IGCSE Geography Edexcel Course will help you develop your knowledge and understanding of geographical concepts and appreciate the relevance of these concepts to our changing world. You will be able to appreciate that people have different views of, and attitudes to, the world, its environments and its issues.

The course will allow you to acquire, develop and apply practical geographical enquiry skills. You will also be able to undertake geographical investigations that include both primary and secondary data collection, presentation and analysis, drawing conclusions, and evaluating the whole geographical investigation. For this specification, grades 9-1 are available.

Edexcel Modules

Physical Geography

  • River environments
  • Coastal environments
  • Hazardous environments

Human Geography

  • Economic activity and energy
  • Rural environments
  • Urban environments
  • Fieldwork from one of these topics – Global issues (Fragile environments and climate change, Globalisation and migration, Development and human welfare)

Exam Papers

Paper 1: Physical Geography

Written examination: 1 hour 10 minutes

Availability: June

Assessment overview: Consists of two sections. The questions are a mixture of multiple-choice, short-answer, data-response and open-ended questions.

Section A

Candidates choose two out of three questions on: river environments, coastal

environments, hazardous environments.

Section B

Candidates choose one out of three fieldwork-related questions on: river environments, coastal environments, hazardous environments.

70 marks

40% of the total international GCSE

Paper 2: Human Geography

Practical examination: 1 hour 45 minutes

Availability: June

Assessment overview: Consists of three sections. The questions are a mixture of multiple-choice, short-answer, data-response and open-ended questions.

Section A
Candidates choose two out of three questions on: economic activity and energy, rural environments, urban environments.

Section B
Candidates choose one out of three fieldwork-related questions on: economic activity and energy, rural environments, urban environments.

Section C

Candidates choose one out of three questions on: fragile environments and climate change, globalisation and migration, development and human welfare.

105 marks

60% of the total International GCSE

Q&A

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 2 years from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor. You do not have to wait until September, when a traditional school starts. 

Once you enrol, you will be asked to fill in an enrolment form. On the form it will ask when you wish to complete by, so we can ensure you are supported right up to when you take your exams.

Once you enrol, you will have access to our online portal 24/7. Here you will find study materials that have been specially prepared by your tutor, there will be assessments, study notes, eBooks and assignments all relating to your course. Everything in this course is structured to follow the course specification, so all topics and units cover everything you need to learn. Your tutor will mark your work and give you written feedback on areas you need to improve or explain what you have done well. You can also ask your tutor questions if you get stuck on a topic or need something explaining a little more. 

When you approach the exams, your tutor will set you a series of practise exam papers so that you can know what to expect in your exam, and you can go into them feeling confident.

You will be provided with eBooks for this course. If you want to purchase physical books in addition, then we can provide you with the book ISBN numbers.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations (including any practicals they wish to take) at an approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

All of our IGCSEs are available world wide. Meaning you can study with us from anywhere.

Cambridge, and Edexcel both have international exam centres, so you may be able to take the exams locally to you. Should you need any help finding a centre, then please do get in touch and we can assist you on this. 

We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 120 and 130 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course. Despite having 24 months Tutor Support, once you enrol you will be asked when you wish to complete, and your tutor can work along side you to achieve this.

With online learning, having the flexibility is a real advantage. This allows you to set the pace. Take your time or Fast-track, get the qualification when you need it.

Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSEs are international qualifications. Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSEs can be taken worldwide including the United Kingdom. Both exam boards offer a similar specification however different courses can have a different structure. Both the Cambridge and Edexcel courses are full International GCSE qualifications.

It is recommended that you aim to book your examinations 4/6 month prior to sitting them to avoid late entry fee charges.  Additionally, we would advise that you contact a few exam centres and find out the best price, as they can fluctuate greatly. 

You will sit the same exam as thousands of students across the country in an exam centre, and achieve the same qualification as everyone else. IGCSE qualifications are recognised by universities employers, colleges and sixth form colleges, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career.

Just like sitting your IGCSEs in a school, your tutor will be able to provide you with predicted grades, transcripts, certificate of graduation, and references for further education applications. 

Of course, all of our courses are tailored to cover the entire specification and are split into topics. You will have assignments to complete on every topic where your tutor will give you feedback. If you are struggling with an aspect then you can message your tutor and they can provide more information for you.

As your exams approach, your tutor will set a series of exam papers for you to take, so you can get a feel for the real thing.

If you complete all of your assignments, and your practise exam papers then there is no reason why you shouldn’t achieve a top grade. 

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