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Geography

SUBJECT AIM

IGCSE Geography encourages learners to raise questions and to develop and deploy geographical skills, knowledge and understanding. This in turn fosters a developing pupils’ interest in and enthusiasm for learning about and understanding the geography of the planet. Pupils will be given the opportunity to explore a wide range of concepts through the investigation of contemporary geographical issues effecting real people in real-life case studies.

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

IGCSE Geography is a 2-year course that offers pupils the opportunity to study a range of Geographical Themes: Population & Settlement; The Natural Environment; Economic Development. Learners will explore Geography from a diversity of perspectives, including social, economic, cultural and political.

HOW WILL YOU BE ASSESSED

Paper 1 – Geographical Themes

Paper 2 – Geographical Skills

Coursework

1 hour and 45 minutes (45%)

Candidates answer 3 questions in total, 1 from each of the Geographical Themes

1 hour and 30 minutes (27.5%)

Candidates answer all 6 questions. This will include a Map Skills section, interpretation of graphs, infographics and diagrams

Candidates will visit the Dubai Marina to conduct a Geographical investigation. Students will then write up and analyse their findings (27.5%)

WHAT THIS SUBJECT CAN LEAD TO

  • A wide variety of potential careers including (but not limited to): Town Planner, Geography Teacher, Meteorologist and Climatologist, Vulcanologist, Tourism Industry, The Foreign Office, Environmental Agencies, Resource Management
  • A deeper and better understanding of people and places. A desire to help look after our planet for the benefit or future generations

Please click on the arrow for a detailed breakdown:

Year 10

Term

Overarching topic

Assessment

Learning Resources

Half Term 1

Population Dynamics

Unit Test

All lesson resources are on subject TEAMS

Please check the ‘Humanities in the News and on the Web” TEAMS for extension reading

Half Term 2

Migration

Unit Test

 

Half Term 3

Settlement

 

 

Half Term 4

Paper 2 Skills

Introduction to the Coursework

 

 

Half Term 5

Urbanisation

End of Year Examination

 

Half Term 6

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Completion of First draft of the Coursework

 

Year 11

Term

Overarching topic

Assessment

Learning Resources

Half Term 1

Rivers

Coasts

Unit Test

 

Half Term 2

Weather

Climate

Completion of Coursework Final Draft

 

Half Term 3

Development

Industry

Unit Test

 

 

Half Term 4

Tourism

Energy

Water

Mock Examinations

 

Half Term 5

Revision

Unit Test

 

 

Half Term 6

FINAL IGCSE EXAMS