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Cambridge Upper Secondary

Why Study Cambridge IGCSE Geography?

Cambridge IGCSE Geography helps you to develop a ‘sense of place’ by looking at the world around you on a local, regional and global scale. You will examine a range of natural and man-made environments, and study some of the processes which affected their development. You will also look at the ways in which people interact with their environment, and the opportunities and challenges and environment can present, thereby gaining a deeper insight into the different communities and cultures that exist around the world. (Cambridge Assessment International Education, n.d.)

Key concepts covered in the course

  • Population and settlement
  • The natural environment
  • Economic development

Prior requirements and hours of study

Cambridge IGCSE Geography requires about 130 hours of study. The number of hours needed may vary depending on your previous experience of the subject.

We recommend that students who are beginning this course should have previously completed a Geography curriculum such as the Cambridge Lower Secondary programme or equivalent national educational framework.

IGCSE GEOGRAPHY

Examinations

Students studying Cambridge IGCSE Geography take three papers in a single examination series.

Paper 1 Duration Weighting
Geographical Themes 1 hour 45 minutes 45%
Paper 2 Duration Weighting
Geographical Skills 1 hour 30 minutes 27.5%
Paper 3 Duration Weighting
Coursework 1 hour 30 minutes 27.5%

Examination Entry

All students who complete the appropriate courses at Cambridge Online Academy are eligible to sit exams like the International GCSEs or A/AS Levels through Cambridge International. But while students can do all of their learning online at home, we cannot administer exams online. To sit exams, students must travel in person to one of 10,000 Cambridge International Exam Centres located in 160 countries around the globe.

But we’re here to help. We’ll provide you with all the necessary exam codes you need to present to the exam centre, and any other pertinent information you need to know to get your child signed up correctly.

Also, as part of the initial information, we provide during the pre-enrolment process, you’ll receive contact information for all the Cambridge International Exam Centres in your area. Once you’ve ensured that the exam centre of your choice offers the specific exam level your child needs, the exam centre will arrange accommodations for your child and give you detailed information on obtaining the results.

Course Fee

The fee for Cambridge International GCSE Geography can be paid in monthly or termly instalments.

For more information about Fees and Scholarships, please click here.

For more information about Cambridge IGCSE Geography, please click here.

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Geography

Cambridge Advanced

Why Study Cambridge International AS & A Level Geography?

The Cambridge International AS & A Level Geography course builds upon skills gained at Cambridge IGCSE (or equivalent) level study. You will widen your knowledge and understanding of the subject, while developing your investigative abilities and your evaluation and decision-making skills.

The course is wide-ranging and comprises a variety of options. For example, you can study topics such as hydrology and fluvial geomorphology, atmosphere and weather, rocks and weathering, population change and settlement dynamics. The course considers a range of environments, from tropical to arid, and you can also study subjects such as environmental management, global interdependence and economic transition. (Cambridge Assessment International Education, n.d.)

Key concepts covered in the course

  • Hydrology and fluvial geomorphology
  • Atmosphere and weather
  • Rocks and weathering
  • Population
  • Migration
  • Settlement dynamics

Prior requirements and hours of study

Cambridge International AS Level Geography requires about 180 hours of study, and Cambridge International A Level Geography requires about 360 hours of study.

These figures are for guidance only. The number of hours needed may vary depending on your previous experience of the subject. We recommend that students who are beginning this course should have previously completed a Cambridge International GCSE course in Geography.

Grade B/6 or above in Geography at IGCSE (or equivalent) is required before starting Cambridge International AS & A Geography. It is also necessary that all A-Level students have IGCSE English Language or the equivalent at Grade C/4 or above.

AS & A LEVEL GEOGRAPHY

Examinations

Students studying AS Level Geography only take two papers out of four in a single examination series.

Students studying A Level Geography take all four papers.

Paper 1 Duration AS Level A Level
Core Physical Geography 1 hour 30 minutes 50% 25%
Paper 2 Duration AS Level A Level
Core Human Geography 1 hour 30 minutes 50% 25%
Paper 3 Duration AS Level A Level
Advanced Physical Geography 1 hour 30 minutes - 25%
Paper 4 Duration AS Level A Level
Advanced Human Geography 1 hour 30 minutes - 25%

Examination Entry

All students who complete the appropriate courses at Cambridge Online Academy are eligible to sit exams like the International GCSEs or A/AS Levels through Cambridge International. But while students can do all of their learning online at home, we cannot administer exams online. To sit exams, students must travel in person to one of 10,000 Cambridge International Exam Centres located in 160 countries around the globe.

But we’re here to help. We’ll provide you with all the necessary exam codes you need to present to the exam centre, and any other pertinent information you need to know to get your child signed up correctly.

Also, as part of the initial information, we provide during the pre-enrolment process, you’ll receive contact information for all the Cambridge International Exam Centres in your area. Once you’ve ensured that the exam centre of your choice offers the specific exam level your child needs, the exam centre will arrange accommodations for your child and give you detailed information on obtaining the results.

Course Fee

The fee for Cambridge International AS & A Level Geography can be paid in monthly or termly instalments.

For more information about Fees and Scholarships, please click here.

For more information about Cambridge International AS & A Level Geography, please click here.

For the full list of references, please click here.

Geography

Cambridge Lower Secondary

Cambridge Lower Secondary is where students who are typically in the 11-14 age range begin to expand their learning to a broader palette, applying the building blocks they’ve mastered in Cambridge Primary to more challenging pursuits. The curriculum is flexible and adaptable to a wide variety of cultural contexts, branching out further from core studies to encompass more independent, thought-provoking topics while still developing a vital knowledge base and skills.

CAMBRIDGE LOWER SECONDARY GEOGRAPHY

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