IGCSE Geography



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    12 Months

Geography is the study of the Earth, its physical form and features, its political and physical divisions, the climate, productions and populations of
different countries. By understanding the Earth, we give ourselves a much better chance of understanding the present and making the right decisions that will affect our future.
Objectives of the IGCSE Geography Course

The Edexcel IGCSE in Geography enables students to:

Apply and build on the fundamental building blocks of geographical knowledge
Actively engage in the process of geographical enquiry to develop as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds
Develop their knowledge and understanding of geographical concepts and appreciate the relevance of these concepts to our changing world
Develop a framework of spatial awareness in which to appreciate the importance of the location of places and environments from a local to global scale
Appreciate that people have different views of, and attitudes to, the world, its environments and its issues
Develop and apply practical geographical enquiry skills
Undertake geographical investigations that include both primary and secondary data collection and presentation, analysis and drawing conclusions
Develop and apply their learning to the real world through fieldwork
Develop their awareness of global issues and recognise the need for a sustainable future.



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Key Topics

The course is designed to match the Exexcel 4GE0 specification and is divided into six modules, as follows:

Geographical Skills
River Environments
Coastal Environments
Economic Activity and Energy
Urban Environments
Fragile Environments

Edexcel international GCSE in Geography (4GE0)

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Course programme

IGCSE Geography

How is the course structured?

The IGCSE Geography course is divided into six comprehensive modules:

Preliminary Module: Geographical Skills
- Map References
- Height and Relief Features
- Cross-Sections
- Rivers and Valleys
- Glaciation; Coastlines
- Communications and Settlement
- Vegetation and Land Use
- Interpreting Photographs
- Tutor-marked Assignment A
- Simplified Maps
- The Interpretation of Data
- The Interpretation of Data (2)
- Tutor-marked Assignment B

Section A: The Natural Environment and People
Module One: River Environments
- Hydrological Cycle
- Running Water and the Development of Land Forms
- The Uses of Water
- Differences in Water Quality
- Virtual Fieldwork Opportunity: Measuring Water Quality
- Flooding
- Tutor-marked Assignment C
- Measuring Channel Features: Fieldwork
- Tutor-marked Assignment D: Practical Fieldwork 1

Module Two: Coastal Environments
- Physical Processes and Coastal Landforms
- Virtual Fieldwork Opportunity: Measuring Beach Profile
- Ecosystems and Coastlines
- Coastal Ecosystems and the Threat of Development
- The Conflict between Development and Conservation
- Coasts as a Natural System
- Virtual Fieldwork Opportunity: Surveying People's Views on the Management of Pressured and/or Retreating Coastlines
- Tutor-marked Assignment E

Section B: People and their Environments
Module Three: Economic Activity and Energy
- Employment
- Location and Growth of Employment Sectors
- Virtual Fieldwork Opportunity: Reasons for the Location of Factories or Services
- Energy Efficiency
- Renewable vs Non-Renewable Energy Sources
- Virtual Fieldwork Opportunity: Investigating People’s Views on the use of Renewable and Non Renewable Energy
- Tutor-marked Assignment F

Module Four: Urban Environments
- The Nature of Urbanisation
- Problems of Rapid Urbanisation
- Virtual Fieldwork Opportunity: Environmental Quality Survey
- Urban Land Use
- Tutor-marked Assignment G: Practical Fieldwork 2:
- Land Use Transect Plotting:
- Urban Change
- Social Deprivation, Poverty and Urban Regeneration
- Tutor-marked Assignment H

Section C: Global Issues
Module Five: Fragile Environments
- Fragile Environments, Sustainability, Soil Erosion and Desertification
- Deforestation
- Causes, Consequences, and Management of Global Warming and Climate Change
- Tutor-marked Assignment I

Module Six: Revision and Mock Exam
- Revision and Mock Exam
- Tutor-marked Assignment J

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IGCSE Geography

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