Geography iGCSE

Our course code: G012

Course fee: £695 or from £52 per month

Enrol on this course

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.

Covering areas including weather, climate, plate tectonics and cartography, as well as social issues such as food supply, world population and economic development, our home study iGCSE is essential for anyone wishing to study geography at a higher level and provides a fascinating insight into the relationship between humankind and the planet we inhabit.

GCSEs are the most widely taken qualification in the UK and considered the educational standard for school-leavers at 16.

You’ll have everything you need to succeed, starting with a clear induction and well-structured assignments to help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to prepare for the exam. You will also have guaranteed access to one of our exam centres if you sit your final iGCSE 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 (work as quickly as you like)
  • Administration and 5-day assignment marking is included
  • Access to our network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
  • Pro-active personal tutors – we contact you, 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.

  • Unlimited Tutor Support ô

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

  • Latest course materials

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

  • A formal qualification

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

  • Awarding body: CAIE
  • Our course code: G012
  • Qualification code: 0460

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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, e-books, and online quizzes.

Course Duration

You will benefit from our personal tutor support for a period of up to 18 months from the date of enrolment.


All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2021.

You’ll be required to complete the two GCSE standard written exams.

Official exams

  • 1 hours 45 minutes, 45% of marks
  • 1 hour 30 minutes, 27.5% of marks
  • 1 hour 30 minutes, 27.5% of marks

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own. Check where your closest exam centre is.


During your course, you will also be required complete one introductory assignment and ten 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 gauge your progress as you work through the course. There is no coursework to complete. All exams must be taken in the same session.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an iGCSE in Geography, issued by CAIE. This syllabus 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: Introductory skills
  • Map reading
2: Population
  • World population growth
  • Factors influencing natural change
  • Population structure
  • Population distribution and density
  • Migration
  • Population and resources
3: Settlement topics
  • Distribution and location of settlements
  • Settlement function
  • Urbanisation
  • Urban land use
  • Problems of urban growth
  • Environmental problems caused by urban growth
4: Tectonic processes
  • Why does the Earth’s crust move?
  • Earthquakes
  • Volcanoes
5: Geological processes
  • Rocks and weathering
  • Rivers
  • Coasts
6: Environmental processes
  • Weather
  • Climate
  • Ecosystems
  • Human use of ecosystems
  • Natural environments: benefits and hazards
7: Economic activity
  • Development and globalisation
  • Agricultural systems
  • Industry
  • Leisure activities and tourism
8: Resources
  • Food resources
  • Water resources
  • Energy resources: supply and demand
  • Alternative energy resources
9: Impact of economic development
  • Climate change
  • Economic development: advantages and disadvantages
10: Investigative skills
  • Investigative skills
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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 which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.