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IGCSE Geography Course
The Cambridge IGCSE Geography course, along with being interesting and worthwhile in itself, is designed to allow you to develop skills and knowledge that will be transferrable beyond the confines of the course. Geography is also an important subject to study as it will increase your knowledge of the wider world.
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During the course you should develop:
A greater understanding of place. This will be local, regional, national and global in scale
This course has three main assessment objectives:
In assessment objective 1 (AO1) you will develop a knowledge and understanding of:
1. 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
2. The inter-relationships between humans and the environment
3. The importance of scale
4. 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:
5. Analyse and interpret geographical data
6. Apply geographical understanding of maps in a variety a number of forms
7. Use geographical data to examine and determine patterns and relationships
8. Demonstrate understanding of data observation and collection techniques
9. 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:
10. Reason and make judgements which demonstrate:
(a) A sensitivity to, and a concern for, landscape, the environment and the need for sustainable development
(b) The aesthetic appreciation of the earth including its people, places, landscape, natural processes and phenomenon
(c) An appreciation of the attitudes, values and beliefs of others
(d) An awareness of the contrasting opportunities and constraints of people living in different places and under different conditions
(e) A willingness to review their own attitudes in the light of new knowledge and experiences
11. Recognise the role of decision making within a geographical context as affected by:
(a) The physical and human contexts in which decisions are made
(b) The values and perceptions of groups and individuals
(c) The choices available to decision makers and the influences and constraints within which they operate
(d) The increasing level of global interdependency
Table 1: Allocation of marks across the papers
Candidates can combine this syllabus in an exam session with any other CIE syllabus, except:
Please note that IGCSE, Cambridge International Level 1/Level 2 Certificates and other O Level syllabuses are at the same level.
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
There are no previous skills or qualifications required to register for this study programme. This course is open to students of all ages and backgrounds. Enrolments can be taken at anytime of the year unlike the traditional local college who tend only to enrol in September. Home Learning offers true flexibility. Enrol today by calling us on 0121 2880181 and be studying within 7 days!
Upon successfull completion of the exams student will be awarded the IGCSE qualification. Please note IGCSE's are the same as GCSE's and are accepted in the same way.
Students are given a maximum of one year to complete their course. Extensions may be available at an additional cost if and when required.
The course pack comes in paper format, delivered to your door within 7 days of enrolment. We will begin by looking at what the examination board, will require of you in the way of examinations. You will be referred to what you need to do in terms of registration and arranging with an external centre for you to take the examinations.
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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 as the IGCSE calls them. You will be expected to study unit’s 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.
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
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.
27.5% of total marks
1 hour 30 minutes
Candidates answer all the questions, completing a series of written tasks based on the three themes (see page 8). 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.
27.5% of total marks
· Candidates are not allowed to use atlases for the written papers
· All measurements on the written papers will be metric
· The twenty-four hour clock only will be quoted on the written papers
Further note that this course is not intended to prepare the student for paper 3 which is an examination centre based piece of coursework.
Q: When can I enrol?
Yes! We currently have students all over the world studying with the college. With todays technology distance is no barrier at all. Additional charges for delivery of course materials will apply.
Yes all students are responsible for arranging their own exams. We do not offer this service. Exam fees are payable direct to the examination centre. The examinations are available in June and November each year. You do need to ensure that your centre is able and willing to handle your entry. They are not obliged to accept you as a candidate so do not make any assumption that you will be able to do the exams when you wish.
If you require any further information on this course then please call our administration team on 0121 288 0181 and we will be happy to help you as much as we can. Alternatively complete the information request form below and one of our friendly advisors will contact you.
Course Fee: Starting at: £369.00
UK Student can choose to pay their course fees in full upon enrolment (£369.00) or take out a pay as you study plan as follows. (Course supplied in paper format)
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