Geography is a popular subject, which links scientific and economic theory to real-life situations. Geography bridges the divide between Arts and Sciences requiring a range of skills in order to analyse and understand different cultures. The course aims to be challenging, engaging and interesting for students with a broad interest in world affairs.
The Cambridge IGCSE course is broken down into the following themes:
Students investigate these topics and develop decision making skills. The course builds upon the topics studied in Years 7, 8 and 9.
Assessment is by three examination papers at the end of the two-year course. All candidates follow the same curriculum and the examinations test their geographical knowledge, understanding, map work skills and fieldwork techniques.
Paper 1 – Geographical Themes
Paper 2 – Geographical Skills
Paper 4 – Alternative to Coursework
Students of Geography use a variety of learning strategies involving a wide range of texts, maps, field trips, ICT, individual, group work and discussion in order to support classroom learning.
The study of Geography is a subject that develops a wide range of skills, which may be adapted to a range of careers. Examples of careers directly related to the subject are as follows:
Journalism, Architecture, International Law, Oil and Gas Industries, Government, Water & Farm Management, Business Management, Environmental Engineering, Teaching, Leisure and Tourism, National Planning, Aviation, Urban and Rural Planning, Weather Reporting, Diplomacy, Environmental Management, Emergency Management, Climate Change Analyst, Hydrologist, Surveyor, Meteorologist.