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Geography IGCSE

/ Edexcel IGCSE / UOL20

The Geography IGCSE course, along with being interesting and worthwhile in itself, is designed to allow you to develop skills and knowledge that will be transferable beyond the confines of the course. Geography is also an important subject to study as it will increase your knowledge of the wider world.

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course duration: 360 hrs

study type: online

Course Description


The course contains a number of activities and several TMA’s. Activities are for self assessment; they are designed to assist in your studies. TMA’s (Tutor Marked Assignments) should be returned to your tutor for marking and comment, although remember they so do not count towards your final mark.

 In assessment objective 1 (AO1) you will develop a knowledge and understanding of:

1. The wide range of processes and human actions that contribute to physical, economic, social, political and cultural environments and their associated effects on the landscape. You will also develop an understanding of the spatial patterns and interactions which are important within these environments
2. The inter-relationships between humans and the environment
3. The importance of scale
4. The change that occurs over time to landscapes etc.

 In assessment objective 2 (AO2) you will develop your analytical skills and will be able to:

5. Analyse and interpret geographical data
6. Apply geographical understanding of maps in a number of forms
7. Use geographical data to examine and determine patterns and relationships
8. Demonstrate understanding of data observation and collection techniques
9. Select and use techniques for organising data

In assessment objective 3 (AO3) you will develop your judgement and decision making skills and will be able to:

10. Reason and make judgements which demonstrate:
(a) A sensitivity to, and a concern for, landscape, the environment and the need for sustainable development
(b) The aesthetic appreciation of the earth including its people, places, landscape, natural processes and phenomenon
(c) An appreciation of the attitudes, values and beliefs of others
(d) An awareness of the contrasting opportunities and constraints of people living in different places and under different conditions
(e) A willingness to review their own attitudes in the light of new knowledge and experiences

11. Recognise the role of decision making within a geographical context as affected by:
(a) The physical and human contexts in which decisions are made
(b) The values and perceptions of groups and individuals
(c) The choices available to decision makers and the influences and constraints within which they operate
(d) The increasing level of global interdependency.

NB. Students are required to independently locate a test centre and arrange examinations.

Modules

Aims of the Course

During the course you should develop:

- A greater understanding of place. This will be local, regional, national and global in scale
- An awareness of contrasting physical and human environments
- An understanding of the processes affecting the development of such environments
- Greater knowledge of the spatial effects of the ways in which people interact with the environment and each other
- A greater sense of the different communities that exist in the world
- An understanding of the opportunities and constraints presented by differing environments

This course has three main assessment objectives:
- AO1 Knowledge with understanding
- AO2 Skills and analysis
- AO3 Judgement and decision making

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge is required to study this course.

Assessment

Edexcel IGCSE syllabuses are designed for examination at age 16-plus. This syllabus is available for examination in both the June and November sessions.

There are four units or Papers as the IGCSE calls them. You will be expected to study unit’s 1 and 2 and 4. You will not have the option in this course of pursuing unit 3 as this is a school based assignment and is thus unsuitable to the distance learning format.

Paper 1
Exam – 1 hour 45 minutes
Candidates must answer any three questions out of six. There are two questions set on each of three themes. Questions are structured with gradients of difficulty and are resource based, involving problem solving and free response writing.
(75 marks, weighted to 100 marks)
45% of total marks

Paper 2
Exam – 1 hour 30 minutes
Candidates must answer all the questions. The paper is based on testing the interpretation and analysis of geographical information and on the application of graphical and other techniques as appropriate. The questions will not require specific information of place. One question is based on a 1:25,000 or 1:50,000 topographical map of a tropical area such as Zimbabwe, the Caribbean or Mauritius.
(60 marks)
27.5% of total marks

Paper 4
1 hour 30 minutes
Candidates answer all the questions, completing a series of written tasks based on the three themes (see page 8). The questions involve an appreciation of a range of techniques used in fieldwork studies. Questions test the methodology of questionnaires, observation, counts, measurement techniques and may involve developing hypotheses appropriate to specific topics. The processing, presentation and analysis of data will be tested.
(60 marks)
27.5% of total marks

Notes
- Candidates are not allowed to use atlases for the written papers
- All measurements on the written papers will be metric
- The twenty-four hour clock only will be quoted on the written papers

Further note that this course is not intended to prepare the student for paper 3 which is an examination centre based piece of coursework.

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

Awarding Organisation

Edexcel is part of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company which has an educational heritage rooted in names like Longman, Heinemann and Prentice Hall. Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.

Support

This course is provided to you in online format. Upon enrollment onto the course you will receive login details to access the course materials. You will get full tutor support via email You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.

You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. The course materials and support will be provided by UK Distance Learning and Publishing.

course description

Course Description


The course contains a number of activities and several TMA’s. Activities are for self assessment; they are designed to assist in your studies. TMA’s (Tutor Marked Assignments) should be returned to your tutor for marking and comment, although remember they so do not count towards your final mark.

 In assessment objective 1 (AO1) you will develop a knowledge and understanding of:

1. The wide range of processes and human actions that contribute to physical, economic, social, political and cultural environments and their associated effects on the landscape. You will also develop an understanding of the spatial patterns and interactions which are important within these environments
2. The inter-relationships between humans and the environment
3. The importance of scale
4. The change that occurs over time to landscapes etc.

 In assessment objective 2 (AO2) you will develop your analytical skills and will be able to:

5. Analyse and interpret geographical data
6. Apply geographical understanding of maps in a number of forms
7. Use geographical data to examine and determine patterns and relationships
8. Demonstrate understanding of data observation and collection techniques
9. Select and use techniques for organising data

In assessment objective 3 (AO3) you will develop your judgement and decision making skills and will be able to:

10. Reason and make judgements which demonstrate:
(a) A sensitivity to, and a concern for, landscape, the environment and the need for sustainable development
(b) The aesthetic appreciation of the earth including its people, places, landscape, natural processes and phenomenon
(c) An appreciation of the attitudes, values and beliefs of others
(d) An awareness of the contrasting opportunities and constraints of people living in different places and under different conditions
(e) A willingness to review their own attitudes in the light of new knowledge and experiences

11. Recognise the role of decision making within a geographical context as affected by:
(a) The physical and human contexts in which decisions are made
(b) The values and perceptions of groups and individuals
(c) The choices available to decision makers and the influences and constraints within which they operate
(d) The increasing level of global interdependency.

NB. Students are required to independently locate a test centre and arrange examinations.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge is required to study this course.

assessment

Assessment

Edexcel IGCSE syllabuses are designed for examination at age 16-plus. This syllabus is available for examination in both the June and November sessions.

There are four units or Papers as the IGCSE calls them. You will be expected to study unit’s 1 and 2 and 4. You will not have the option in this course of pursuing unit 3 as this is a school based assignment and is thus unsuitable to the distance learning format.

Paper 1
Exam – 1 hour 45 minutes
Candidates must answer any three questions out of six. There are two questions set on each of three themes. Questions are structured with gradients of difficulty and are resource based, involving problem solving and free response writing.
(75 marks, weighted to 100 marks)
45% of total marks

Paper 2
Exam – 1 hour 30 minutes
Candidates must answer all the questions. The paper is based on testing the interpretation and analysis of geographical information and on the application of graphical and other techniques as appropriate. The questions will not require specific information of place. One question is based on a 1:25,000 or 1:50,000 topographical map of a tropical area such as Zimbabwe, the Caribbean or Mauritius.
(60 marks)
27.5% of total marks

Paper 4
1 hour 30 minutes
Candidates answer all the questions, completing a series of written tasks based on the three themes (see page 8). The questions involve an appreciation of a range of techniques used in fieldwork studies. Questions test the methodology of questionnaires, observation, counts, measurement techniques and may involve developing hypotheses appropriate to specific topics. The processing, presentation and analysis of data will be tested.
(60 marks)
27.5% of total marks

Notes
- Candidates are not allowed to use atlases for the written papers
- All measurements on the written papers will be metric
- The twenty-four hour clock only will be quoted on the written papers

Further note that this course is not intended to prepare the student for paper 3 which is an examination centre based piece of coursework.

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

support

Support

This course is provided to you in online format. Upon enrollment onto the course you will receive login details to access the course materials. You will get full tutor support via email You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.

You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. The course materials and support will be provided by UK Distance Learning and Publishing.

modules

Modules

Aims of the Course

During the course you should develop:

- A greater understanding of place. This will be local, regional, national and global in scale
- An awareness of contrasting physical and human environments
- An understanding of the processes affecting the development of such environments
- Greater knowledge of the spatial effects of the ways in which people interact with the environment and each other
- A greater sense of the different communities that exist in the world
- An understanding of the opportunities and constraints presented by differing environments

This course has three main assessment objectives:
- AO1 Knowledge with understanding
- AO2 Skills and analysis
- AO3 Judgement and decision making

awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

Edexcel is part of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company which has an educational heritage rooted in names like Longman, Heinemann and Prentice Hall. Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.