GeographyGeography is about understanding the earth and our place within it.
What is Geography?
GCSE Geography is about understanding the earth and our place within it. It examines how places and countries differ, how natural and human environments interact, and it explores the connections between places, resources, people and development. Geography examines why some places develop, while others remain in a state of instability, why some places are inflicted by catastrophic disasters while others not, and how the physical world can have such a dramatic influence on our daily lives.
What will I study?
1. Population and Settlement
2. The Natural Environment
3. Economic Development
How is it assessed?
|Paper 1||Geographical Themes||45%||1 hour 45 minutes|
|Paper 2||Geographical Skills||27.5%||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Component 3||Coursework||27.5%||Centre-based assignment of up to 2000 words|
Exam Board: Cambridge IGCSE
What do I need?
A healthy interest in our planet and the processes which shape the physical and human worlds. A desire to understand the science behind how our planet functions and the complex inter-relationships within it. A sound ability to read and write as essays are required. Basic mathematical skill as a range of graphing, field and cartographic skills will require some maths.
Cambridge IGCSE Geography 2nd Edition – By Paul Guinness, Garrett Nagel
“Geography opens a new perspective to the world and gives opportunities to see the problems of the past, present and future.”
Vasily Rublev – Current DLD Student