IBDP geography curriculum is under the Group 3 Individuals and Societies subject choices. IB Geography deals with the real world, and focuses on the relationship between individuals, societies and physical processes in both time and space. It aims to identify trends and patterns in this relationship. It also various ways in which people adapt and respond to change, and assesses actual and possible management strategies associated with such change.
IB Geography elaborates on the similarities and differences between different places, on a variety of scales and from different perspectives. Geography as a subject is unique in its spatial dimension and occupies the centre point between social or human sciences and natural sciences. The curriculum includes physical, environmental and human geography, and learners achieve elements of both socio-economic and scientific methodologies.
THIS BLOG INCLUDES:
1.IBDP Geography: SL And HL
2.IBDP Geography: Aims And Objects
3.IBDP Geography: Curriculum Model Overview
4.IBDP Geography: Internal Assessment SL And HL Fieldwork
5.How Can You Top Your IB Geography (SL/ HL) Exams
The SL learners study two optional themes whereas the HL learners study three optional themes. In other words, SL and HL are presented with a common core and optional geographic themes. Although the skills and activity of studying geography are common to all learners, HL learners are required to acquire a further body of knowledge, to demonstrate critical evaluation and to further synthesize the concepts in the HL extension. Both SL and HL learners complete a fieldwork study for the internal assessment.
IB Geography aim to evaluate theories and concepts, inspire the learners on the organized and analytical study on the human experience and behaviour, physical, economic, social and cultural environments. It also focuses on the history and development of social and cultural institutions by collecting data, organizing, framing of hypothesis and drawing conclusion after validation of the hypotheses.
IB Geography curriculum includes 3 parts:
It consists of 7 optional themes out of which any 2 are chosen by the SL learners and any 3 by the HL learners. The topics that for part 1 are:
|Geographic themes—seven options SL—two options; HL— three options|
It consists of SL and HL core on Geographic perspectives emphasizing on the global change. The topics in the common core are:
|SL And HL Core – Geographic Perspectives – Global Change|
HL core extension is for the HL learners only. It has a coverage on Geographic perspectives based on the global interactions. The topics covered are:
|HL Only – Geographic Perspectives—Global Interactions|
Fieldwork, information gathering and analysis with evaluation, and one written report based on a fieldwork question.
There are four assessment objectives (AOs) for the SL and HL geography
course. Having followed the course at SL or HL, students will be expected to do the following:
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The IB Geography consists of the examination of global issues, human geography, sustainability, and climate changes. Other than that, IBDP Geography does a detailed analysis of flora and fauna, landscapes, animals, species, etc. This provides the opportunity to exhibit global issues and different campaigns in a very vivid way.
No, IB geography is not a very difficult course. Because most of the answers consist of actual facts and figures. Which makes the answering system of this course very subtle and systematic with point-to-point direct answers. Thus, one should opt for IB Geography for this reason.
The Duration of the IBDP Geography exam is about 2 hours and 45 minutes for SL, although 4 hours and 30 mins for HL.
About 4-6hrs of average study with discipline is enough. Thus, one should spend this many hours studying IBDP Geography.
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