Geography IGCSE

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Geography is the study of the Earth, its physical form and features, its political and physical divisions, the climate, productions and populations of different countries. By understanding the Earth, we give ourselves a much better chance of understanding the present and making the right decisions that will affect our future.

Students learn how to:

  • Undertake fieldwork investigations and other forms of out-of-classroom learning
  • Use a range of secondary source materials (including statistical data, maps, diagrams, photographs, satellite images)
  • Depict information in various forms (sketches, simple maps, diagrams, tables)
  • Use appropriate geographical vocabulary in their written work

The OHS course is divided into the following modules:

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

The course includes 8 practical and virtual fieldwork opportunities, and enables students to develop a range of geographical skills as they work with maps, diagrams, graphs, statistics, photographic images and online media.

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

There are 35 lessons and 10 Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs) one of which is a practice exam paper.

Assessment is by one 2-hour 45 minute examination in 2018. There is no coursework.

From 2019 exams, there are two papers, each of 90 minutes.

Geography IGCSE and Home Education FAQs

Oxford Home Schooling’s Geography IGCSE course is designed to prepare students for the Edexcel IGCSE in Geography (4GE0) in 2018 and the Edexcel IGCSE in Geography (4GE1) exams from 2019.


When you start your course with us you will agree an examination date or dates with your Student Adviser.  Your support period is then up to this examination date.

The course is designed to be accessible to students who have usually studied the core subjects up to and including Key Stage 3 Year 9. You do not need to have studied Geography previously, though this would be advantageous.

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