The planet we live on is complex, beautiful, and fascinating. From the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, there's so much to discover and explore. If you'd love to learn more about our natural environment, as well as the impact that humankind has upon it and our strategies to live sustainably, then IGCSE Geography is a great choice.
As you study, you'll develop invaluable transferable skills that will prepare you for employment or higher education.
What you'll learn
Unit 1 - Population and Settlement
The world population is a source of worry for many politicians and scientists across the world. If the population continues to grow at the current rate, it will not be sustainable in terms of food and resources. This unit discusses the reasons for growth since the year 1000 and gives reasons for the different rates of birth and death across the world.
Unit 2 - Enquiry Skills
This unit will sharpen your geographical enquiry skills! Geographical enquiries are made to investigate a geographical question. To investigate, you’ll need to know the aims of the investigation, create a suitable hypothesis, and then collect and present the data. Finally, you will need to make a conclusion about your data followed by an evaluation of your investigation.
Unit 3 - The Natural Environment (Part 1)
The natural environment is a very interesting topic within geography: it’s something that we cannot control, but always need to be aware of. The Earth’s surface is constantly changing – these changes take place extremely slowly over millions of years. Earthquakes, mountains, volcanoes and tsunamis are just four of the events that happen due to the changes happening on earth. In this unit, you’ll take a look at these events in more depth.
Unit 4 - The Natural Environment (Part 2)
The sea is a powerful force that is constantly eroding coastlines around the world, and this unit will examine the landforms that are created by this erosion and deposition. You’ll also take a look at man-made attempts to control the sea to keep people and their homes safe.
Unit 5 - Economic Development
This unit introduces the topic of economic development by looking at the development of humans through the use of key indicators and technology. There are over seven billion people living on the planet and they are becoming more
connected every day by technology: it’s easier than ever to chat with someone on the other side of the world and you can get an instant response. This kind of connectivity does come with issues though, which this unit will explore.
Unit 6 - Using Mathematical Skills in Geography
In unit six, you’ll boost your geographical maths skills! You’ll discover how to use a map scale, take a look at ratios, decimals, and percentages, and examine different forms of graphs.
Unit 7 - Geographical Skills
Maps help people to understand the layout of the world. You’ll find them on phones, computers, in cities, on television and in newspapers. This unit will help you to develop your skills when it comes to using maps, taking a look at keys and symbols, scale, and contours. You’ll also work on developing other geographical skills that you may be asked about in an exam, such as interpreting photographs and field sketches.
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 best suited to distance learning.
How is this course assessed or examined?
You can enrol now for examinations from Summer 2023.
You'll be required to complete two standard GCSE written exams and one piece of coursework which will be marked by your tutor.
- Assessment 1 - Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes, 45% of IGCSE, 75 marks weighted to 100 marks.
- Assessment 2 - Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes, 27.5% of IGCSE, 60 marks.
- Assessment 3: Coursework (2000 words) or Written Exam (1 hour 30 minutes) - 27.5% of IGCSE, 60 marks.
We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our partner 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 to 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.
There are no formal entry requirements for this level two Geography GCSE course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write in English.