IGCSE Geography

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Course Description

This IGCSE Geography Course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a knowledge and understanding of this 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.

Cambridge IGCSE syllabuses are designed for examination at age 16-plus. This syllabus is available for examination in both the June and November sessions.

There are four units or Papers. You will be expected to study units 1 and 2 and 4. You will not have the option in this course of pursuing unit 3 as this is a school-based assignment and is thus unsuitable to the distance learning format.

  • Paper 1

Exam: 1 hour 45 minutes

Candidates must answer any three questions out of six. There are two questions set on each of three themes. Questions are structured with gradients of difficulty and are resource based, involving problem solving and free response writing.

(75 marks, weighted to 100 marks)

45% of total marks

  • Paper 2

Exam: 1 hour 30 minutes

Candidates must answer all the questions. The paper is based on testing the interpretation and analysis of geographical information and on the application of graphical and other techniques as appropriate. The questions will not require specific information of place. One question is based on a 1:25,000 or 1:50,000 topographical map of a tropical area such as Zimbabwe, the Caribbean or Mauritius.

(60 marks)

27.5% of total marks

  • Paper 4

Exam: 1 hour 30 minutes

Candidates answer all the questions, completing a series of written tasks based on three themes. The questions involve an appreciation of a range of techniques used in fieldwork studies. Questions test the methodology of questionnaires, observation, counts, measurement techniques and may involve developing hypotheses appropriate to specific topics. The processing, presentation and analysis of data will be tested.

(60 marks)

27.5% of total marks

Previous Knowledge Required

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 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.


You will receive the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch together with dedicated Tutor Support for 12 months.  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.


The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to quizzes to help you gauge your progress.

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

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Enrolment Fees

You can enrol online today by either paying in full or taking advantage of our easy payment plan.  The first instalment will be due one month following enrolment.

Payment Method            Version Initial Payment Monthly Instalment Total Payable
Pay in Full Online £295.00 Nil £295.00
Instalment Option 1 Online £160.00 £48.75 X 4 months £355.00
Instalment Option 2 Online £88.75 £88.75 X 3 months £355.00

Please note the easy payment plan is not available to International Students.


During the course you should develop:

  • A greater understanding of place. This will be local, regional, national and global in scale
  • An awareness of contrasting physical and human environments
  • An understanding of the processes affecting the development of such environments
  • Greater knowledge of the spatial effects of the ways in which people interact with the environment and each other
  • A greater sense of the different communities that exist in the world
  • An understanding of the opportunities and constraints presented by differing environments

This course has three main assessment objectives:

  • AO1 Knowledge with understanding
  • AO2 Skills and analysis
  • AO3 Judgement and decision making

In assessment objective 1 (AO1) you will develop a knowledge and understanding of:

  • The wide range of processes and human actions that contribute to physical, economic, social, political and cultural environments and their associated effects on the landscape. You will also develop an understanding of the spatial patterns and interactions which are important within these environments.
  • The inter-relationships between humans and the environment
  • The importance of scale
  • The change that occurs over time to landscapes etc.

In assessment objective 2 (AO2) you will develop your analytical skills and will be able to:

  • Analyse and interpret geographical data
  • Apply geographical understanding of maps in a variety a number of forms
  • Use geographical data to examine and determine patterns and relationships
  • Demonstrate understanding of data observation and collection techniques
  • Select and use techniques for organising data

In assessment objective 3 (AO3) you will develop your judgement and decision making skills and will be able to:

  • Reason and make judgements which demonstrate:
    • A sensitivity to, and a concern for, landscape, the environment and the need for sustainable development
    • The aesthetic appreciation of the earth including its people, places, landscape, natural processes and phenomenon
    • An appreciation of the attitudes, values and beliefs of others
    • An awareness of the contrasting opportunities and constraints of people living in different places and under different conditions
    • A willingness to review their own attitudes in the light of new knowledge and experiences
  • Recognise the role of decision making within a geographical context as affected by:
    • The physical and human contexts in which decisions are made
    • The values and perceptions of groups and individuals
    • The choices available to decision makers and the influences and constraints within which they operate
    • The increasing level of global interdependency

Curriculum Themes

The curriculum is divided into three separate themes. These themes have been designed to develop an understanding of both the natural and the human environment. These themes are:

1             Population and settlement

2             The natural environment

3             Economic development and the use of resources

Awarding Organisation

University of Cambridge International Examinations

Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and their qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world.


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