The Geography IGCSE Course is designed to give knowledge and understanding of geographical concepts and skills and covers the Exexcel IGCSE specification. The course includes activities that give practice in a range of geographical skills that students will need to acquire for their examination.

The course is split into the following 6 units:

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

The Edexcel IGCSE in Geography enables students to:

  1. Apply and build on the fundamental building blocks of geographical knowledge.
  2. Actively engage in the process of geographical enquiry to develop as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds.
  3. Develop their knowledge and understanding of geographical concepts and appreciate the relevance of these concepts to our changing world.
  4. 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.
  5. Appreciate that people have different views of, and attitudes to, the world, its environments and its issues.
  6. Develop and apply practical geographical enquiry skills.
  7. Undertake geographical investigations that include both primary and secondary data collection and presentation, analysis and drawing conclusions.
  8. Develop and apply their learning to the real world through fieldwork.
  9. Develop their awareness of global issues and recognise the need for a sustainable future.

Students should have internet access to carry out some of the research and lesson activities, some of which will be accessed by password.

The Syllabus:

The Geography IGCSE course is designed to prepare students for the Edexcel IGCSE in Geography (4GE0) for examinations in May/June 2018.

Please Note: This specification will be available until the May/June 2018 exams, and a new specification (4GE1) with the new grading system (9 - 1) has been introduced in 2017 for first exams in May/June 2019. A course for the new specification is now available for students wanting to sit their exams in 2019. Please contact us if you want further information on the 2019 specification.

Examination:

There is a single 2 hour and 45 minute written examination, with a single tier of entry. There is no coursework with this specification.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites for starting this course.

Additional Reading:

The Geography IGCSE course has been designed as a stand alone course and does not require any additional reading. However, the introduction lists some additional reading for students if they would like to gain a wider understanding of a particular subject.

Student Support:

Every student receives a personal tutor with whom they should keep in regular contact. All tutors are fully qualified experienced teachers holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education or a degree in education. Most work from home and are able to offer flexible contact times. The tutor will contact students with an introductory letter and a telephone call to help decide on a study plan. They will also let the student know the best ways and times for contact.

There is no limit on how often you can contact your tutor. The advice and encouragement our tutors provide are an important part of your learning experience. You can contact your tutor by Phone, Post or Email. There are tutor-marked assignments (TMA's) in every course. These help the student to consolidate their learning and prepare for examinations.

All tutors have a Freephone 0800 telephone number and most will have Skype capabilities. Whilst you are still actively submitting assignments, you should expect to be in contact with your tutor regularly. Remember, to get the most out of your tutor, you will need to tell them when you need assistance.

Examination Centres:

All IGCSE Exams must be taken at a registered examination centre as a private candidate. We offer course materials and tutor support although we are not an examination centre. An Examinations Officer can assist with finding centres and dealing with coursework forms for all registered students but we do not book exams on behalf of students.

If you would like to research exam centres prior to enrolment then we would advise contacting Edexcel for a list of Edexcel registered centres in your area. Edexcel exam centres are able to submit entries for any qualification that they are approved to offer.

Nearest Examination Dates:

Please review the IGCSE Overview page for detailed information on possible examination dates and procedures.

IGCSE Examination Fees:

Examination fees need to be paid direct to your chosen exam centre. Prices for exams will vary depending on the exam centre's administration costs. You can find out further information about the Private Candidate process and locate suitable exam centres by contacting Edexcel.

Studying from Abroad:

It is possible to study any of our home study courses from anywhere in the world. The IGCSE is offered to students in over 150 countries. We advise contacting the British Council or your local schools and colleges to enquire if they can offer the Edexcel IGCSE examinations.

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