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International GCSE Geography

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International GCSE Geography Key Facts

  • PRICE: £375
  • TIME REQUIRED: 200 hours
  • EXAMS: Summer only
  • SPECIFICATION: Pearson/Edexcel 4GE1
International GCSE Geography

Geography IGCSE

Our course actively engages learners in the study of geography, developing them as effective and independent students and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds. The course aims to develop a knowledge and understanding of geographical concepts and skills. It should further students’ understanding of their responsibilities as global citizens. It enables students to develop and apply their learning to the real world through optional field work and other out-of-classroom activities.

Geography IGCSE Course Content

The Oxford Open is divided into six modules, as follows:

  • Geographical Skills
  • River Environments
  • Coastal Environments
  • Economic Activity and Energy
  • Urban Environments
  • Fragile Environments

The course includes 8 practical and virtual fieldwork opportunities and enables students to develop a range of geographical skills as they work with maps, diagrams, graphs, statistics, photographic images and online media. Students should have internet access to carry out some of the research and lesson activities. We are now enrolling students towards exams in Summer 2022 and beyond under the Edexcel 4GE1 syllabus.

The Geography IGCSE Specification

Oxford Open Learning’s Geography IGCSE course is designed to prepare students for the Edexcel IGCSE in Geography (4GE1) specification for exams in Summer 2022 and later years.

Summer 2022 exams and beyond:

  • Paper 1: Physical Geography, 1 hour and 10 minutes. 40% of the final mark
  • Paper 2: Human Geography, 1 hour and 45 minutes. 60% of the final mark

This course will be graded using the new 9-1 grading system.

Online Course? Paper Based? Somewhere in between? It’s your choice!

All of our International GCSE Geography students receive:

  • Traditional printed learning materials
  • Access to our online resources with on-the-go access to all your regular lessons
  • Unmatched support by a fully qualified teacher online and by phone
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Geography IGCSE FAQs

The international GCSE Geography is of the same level as a GCSE and is examined by Edexcel, one of the UKs most trusted examination boards. A key difference is that IGCSE Geography does not include practical fieldwork or coursework, making it convenient for distance learners. The Geography International GCSE qualification is accepted as at least the equivalent of GCSE in UK sixth form colleges, FE colleges, universities and other HE institutions.


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