IGCSE Geography

Why study Cambridge IGCSE Geography

Despite living in an increasingly manufactured world, we will forever rely on the environment. Whether it is in our ability to grow crops, our capability to stock-pile water or our power to pre-empt natural disasters, the study of our environment and the geography of the planet plays a vital role. By studying the patterns of our planet we may be able to predict potential hazards in the future and therefore help to implement precautions to avoid the effects of climate change.

Our Cambridge IGCSE Geography homeschooling course will help your child to:

  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of current events from their local area to a global one
  • Investigate the earth and its peoples
  • Study the features of the earth – such as mountains, rivers and seas – and how they were formed
  • Develop a range of useful skills such as map reading, data collection, ICT and problem solving
  • Gain an understanding and appreciation of the cultures and backgrounds of people from all over the world

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Wolsey Hall Oxford is a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education

Wolsey Hall is a registered online Cambridge International School.

Wolsey Hall Oxford is a Pearson Edexcel approved centre

We offer a wide range of IGCSE Courses.

Key topics covered in the course

  • Population and settlement including structure, migration, service provision and urbanisation.
  • The natural environment including earthquakes and volcanoes, rivers, coasts, weather, climate and vegetation.
  • Economic development including different levels, globalisation, food production, industry, tourism, energy, water, environmental risks.

Prior requirements and hours of study

  • Previous study: CAIE recommends that learners starting this course should have studied a Geography curriculum such as the Cambridge Lower Secondary programme or equivalent national educational framework. Learners in England will normally have followed the Key Stage 3 programme of study within the National Curriculum for England (Years 7-9).
  • Your child should allow for up to 150 hours’ study time to complete their Cambridge IGCSE Geography course plus additional time for completing assignments. This is an approximate figure which depends on their learning abilities and the pace at which they work.
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The syllabus and exam

The course will prepare your child for the Cambridge (CAIE) IGCSE Geography, syllabus 0460 or 0976.

The exam comprises three written papers:

Paper 1

Geographical Themes: 1 hour and 45 mins (45% of total mark)

Paper 2

Geographical Skills: 1 hour and 30 mins (27.5%)

Paper 4

Alternative to Coursework: 1 hour and 30 mins (27.5%)

There are Cambridge exam centres in over 150 countries. We can provide details of those most convenient.

All of our IGCSE courses include a number of past exam papers in the final module. These include the most recent paper which can be taken as a mock exam and submitted to your Tutor for assessment and feedback for a modest additional fee.

Course sample

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