Geography IGCSE

Our course code: X812

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Geography is a vast and fascinating subject, and our distance learning IGCSE Geography course provides a great overview of its two main branches: environmental geography and human geography. You’ll get to explore social issues affecting food supply and economic development, such as population growth, migration and human settlement. Looking at the natural world, you’ll grapple with the causes of natural disasters and weather formations, covering volcanoes, earthquakes, rivers and more!

This IGCSE Geography course will develop your analytical and interpretive skills as you learn to read and evaluate diagrams showing weather and climate data and identify the causes of environmental change. For anyone wishing to study geography at A-level or university, this course provides the foundation knowledge of the relationship between humankind and the planet we inhabit. IGCSEs are the most widely taken qualification in the UK and considered the educational standard for school-leavers.

This home study course follows the new CAIE IGCSE Geography syllabus and has been designed specifically to be studied online in your own time and space. You’ll have unlimited tutor support, a clear induction, and well-structured assignments to help you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to prepare for the exam. You’ll also have guaranteed access to one of our exam centres if you sit your final examinations in the UK.

You will benefit from:

  • Brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content
  • Fast track is available on this course (for exams in 2022)
  • Access to our network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
  • Unlimited tutor support – we’ll help you write a study plan and support you throughout
  • Exam pass guarantee (if you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam)

Geography is a vast and fascinating subject, and our distance learning iGCSE Geography course provides a great overview of its two main branches: physical geography and human geography.

  • A formal qualification

    This course is a formally recognised RQF qualification and is recognised throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.

  • Latest course materials

    This is a brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content

  • Unlimited Tutor Support

    Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

  • Awarding body: CAIE
  • Our course code: X812
  • Qualification code: 0976

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Study Hours

You should allow for between 120 and 150 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Study Method

Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, quizzes, and interactive activities.

Course Duration

Once you enrol, you’ll have up to two years to study and take your exams, and your unlimited tutor support will continue throughout this time.


ou can enrol now for examinations from Summer 2022.

You’ll be required to complete two GCSE standard written exams and one piece of coursework independently, which is marked by your tutor.


  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes, 75 marks, 45% of IGCSE.
  • Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes, 60 marks, 27.5% of IGCSE.
  • Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes, 60 marks, 27.5% of IGCSE.

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the UK. Check where your closest exam centre is.


During your course, you’ll be required to complete various assignments. These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to monitor your progress.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an IGCSE in Geography, issued by CAIE. This syllabus (0976) has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning.

Additional Information

Difficulty - Level 2

Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

Course Content

1: Population and Movement 

In this unit, you’ll be looking into population. The topic will explore population growth, the impact of over population and the impact of physical factors on population. You also get to study migration and settlements and learn about where and why groups of people settle where they do.

2: Natural Environment 

Ever wondered what causes natural disasters? Do you know what a meander is? Worried by photos of coastal erosion on the news but not sure what coastal erosion actually is? In the Natural Environment section of Geography you’ll learn about all of this and more!

3: Economic development 

With useful ties to others subjects such as Economics and Sociology, this module of the course focuses on human settlement and the economies associated with the development of economies within settlements. You’ll cover topics including Tourism, Energy and Food Production.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

Yes. there will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking Your personal tutor can provide more details.

Yes, there are additional texts that you should read: Essential Mapwork Skills 2, S Ross, Nelson Thornes 2007

You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Additional texts may also need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.

We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.

Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide that will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!

That’s absolutely fine! You can study via our MyOxbridge portal online, and sit your exams anywhere in the world.