The Geography IGCSE Course is designed to provide students with knowledge and understanding of geographical concepts and skills. Students develop a sense of place’ by looking at the world around them on a local, regional, and global scale. Students also examine a variety of natural and man-made environments, as well as some of the processes that affected their development, how people interact with their environment, as well as the opportunities and challenges that an environment can present, in order to gain a better understanding of the various communities and cultures that exist around the world.
The IGCSE Geography syllabus is divided into three themes:
- Theme 1: Population and Settlement
- Theme 2: The Natural Environment
- Theme 3: Economic Development.
IGCSE Geography students develop lifelong skills, including an understanding of the processes that influence both the physical and human environments, the ability to use and comprehend geographical information and data, and an understanding of how different environments affect and constrain societies around the world. The course includes activities that allow students to practice a variety of geographical skills that they will need for their examination.
Cambridge IGCSE Geography 0460 Assessment Structure (AOs)
The IGCSE students need to take the three papers and thus the candidates will be eligible for grades A* to G.
On (Externally Assessed) Paper 1: The duration is about one hour and forty-five minutes. The IGCSE Geographical Themes hold a weighting of forty-five percent, with marks of 75 to 100. Each question carries 25 marks, and it is mandatory to answer at least one question in each section.
On (Externally Assessed) Paper 2: The duration is about one hour and Thirty minutes. The IGCSE Geographical Themes hold a weighting of 27.5%, with marks of 60. Each question carries 25 marks, and it is mandatory to answer all IGCSE questions in each section.
Optional Paper IGCSE Students need to choose between Paper 3 & 4
On Component Paper 3 (optional): The IGCSE Geographical Coursework holds a weighting of 27.5%, with marks of 60. Each question carries 25 marks, and it is mandatory to answer all IGCSE questions in each section. The teacher will set one CBA of up to 2000 words. Center-based Assessment.
On (Externally Assessed) Paper 4: The IGCSE Geographical Alternative to Coursework holds a weighting of 27.5% and the duration is 1 hrs and 30 mins, with marks of 60. Each question carries 25 marks, and it is mandatory to answer two IGCSE questions in each section. Center-based Assessment.
Cambridge IGCSE Geography Weighting in IGCSE and Components % for AOs
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