Geography

Pupils who study IGCSE Geography develop a range of skills which can be transferrable to all subjects.

Geographers are adaptable, creative and analytical and through the topics covered are well versed in global issues that affect the planet. Geographers are able to draw and interpret graphs, analyse data, explore case studies in depth, present information to others and engage in thought provoking discussions. Pupils are encouraged to read the newspaper and watch the news to keep up to date with global issues.

Through the Geography syllabus, pupils develop a ‘sense of place’ by looking at the world around them on a local, regional and global scale. Pupils examine a range of natural and man-made environments, and study some of the processes which affected their development. They also look at the ways in which people interact with their environment, and the opportunities and challenges an environment can present, thereby gaining a deeper insight into the different communities and cultures that exist around the world.

Pupils who study Cambridge IGCSE Geography 0460 take 3 papers at the end of Year 11.

PAPER 1 – Geographical Themes

  • Theme 1: Population and Settlement
  • Theme 2: The natural environment
  • Theme 3: Economic Development

PAPER 2 – Geographical Skills

Pupils interpret and analyse geographical information, make decisions and apply graphical techniques. There is a section on map interpretation.

PAPER 4 – Alternative to Coursework

This is a fieldwork based paper where pupils explore fieldwork techniques locally and apply their knowledge on a written paper.

IGCSE Geographers will be confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged learners.