Year 9 Option Choices - Subjects Offered


Course Description

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:

  1. Population and Settlement: Population dynamics,Population structure, Population density and distribution. Migration, Settlements and Urbanisation.
  2. The Natural Environment: Earthquakes and volcanoes, Rivers and Coasts. Weather, Climate and Natural vegetation. The impacts of these environments on human activity.
  3. Economic Development: Development, Food production, Industry, Tourism and Energy. Water and Environmental risks.

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 Future

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.


KES History

KES was founded in 1978 by Mr. Mohamed Jassim Al Saddah and Mrs. Rhoda Elizabeth Muhmood.


Academic Success

KES provides its students with a tradition of success to access the best universities in the world.



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