1Course Overview

IGCSE Geography - Fast Track

Course code: OSC1247

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Pursue your studies in Geography, from home!

The IGCSE Geography is an internationally renowned qualification that is recognised worldwide by universities, schools and employers as equivalent in status and academic rigour to a UK GCSE.

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in Geography the IGCSE Geography course is ideal for:

  • Students who are planning to study Geography at A-Level
  • Those aspiring to achieve a career involving geography, such as an environmental consultant, planning and development surveyor and weather analyst

The IGCSE Geography course enables you to:

  • Discover local, regional, national and global scales of place and the contrasting physical and human environments
  • Expand your awareness of the processes that affect the development of such environments
  • Gain an insight into spatial effects and how they can affect people’s interaction with each other
  • Gain an internationally recognised qualification for further studies in Geography at A-Level and BTEC Level
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2Course Content

Specification: CIE 0460

Theme 1: Population and Settlement   
  • Population Dynamics
  • Settlement
Theme 2: The Natural Environment  
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Landforms and Landscape Processes
  • Weather, Climate and Natural Vegetation
  • Inter-relationship between the Natural Environment and Human Activities
Theme 3: Economic Development and the Use of Resources
  • Agricultural Systems
  • Industrial Systems
  • Leisure Activities and Tourism
  • Energy and Water Resources
  • Environmental Risks and Benefits: Resource Conservation and Management
3Other Information

To achieve an IGCSE in Geography you will be assessed across the 3 themes. All themes will be assessed by 3 paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

  • Paper: Paper 1 Geographical Themes
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Weighing: 45% of the IGCSE
  • Total Marks: 75
  • Assessment type: Answer 3 questions
  • Paper: Paper 2 Geographical Skills
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Weighing: 27.5% of the IGCSE
  • Total Marks: 60
  • Assessment type: Question paper
  • Paper: Paper 4 Alternative to Coursework
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Weighing: 27.5% of the IGCSE
  • Total Marks: 60
  • Assessment type: Answer two compulsory questions and a series of written tasks
  • Although you are assessed formally by examination, you will also be required to submit tutor-marked assignments. These are designed to help you and monitor your progress.
  • Please note: Exams for this course must be sat in June or November 2019.
Course Duration

You will have 12 months to complete the full IGCSE Geography course from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Study Method

This course enables you to study for an IGCSE Geography by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent online or by post, so receiving your materials is easy and hassle-free. Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of this home learning course you will receive an IGCSE in Geography.

The IGCSE is recognised by universities, schools and employers around the world as an international equivalent to a UK GCSE. It is awarded by Cambridge International.

It serves as ideal preparation for follow-up courses, such as A/AS Level, the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE), US Advanced Placement Programme and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.


Course Questions & Answers

Is this the same qualification as a GCSE from a school or college?

Yes! IGCSE’s are equivalent to GCSE’s. The only difference is that the course is designed to be studied from home, you receive full tutor support via email and they are internationally recognised.

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

What is included in the cost of the course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Accreditation
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
  • * Not included with the online study option

Is there a required reading list?

No extra reading is required for the completion of this course.

Do I have to sit an exam?

You will need to take the official IGCSE examinations in order to fully complete this course. Exams for this syllabus will need to be sat in June or November 2019. It is your responsibility to book and pay for these yourself. You can find out more about where to sit your examinations by visiting the Cambridge International Examination website.

Students are required to take full responsibility for making arrangements with their chosen test centre. 

Are there any additional costs?

You will be required to pay for your exams and fees to take your exams at the examining centre that you choose.

What if I live outside the UK?

You are still able to study this IGCSE course, but must take the examinations within the UK, as this is the only guaranteed way to access exam centres.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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