IGCSE Geography Year 10

2018-2019

Miss Carol






WELCOME TO IGCSE GEOGRAPHY


WHAT DO WE STUDY IN IGCSE GEOGRAPHY?

There are three key themes in Cambridge IGCSE Geography. The three key themes are:

Population and Settlement

•The natural environment

•Economic development and the use of resources.


As well as the 10 topics below ,you will also have to learn geographical skills (reading maps, describing graphs and photographs, etc.) that will be tested in all three external examinations.

You will also have to learn how to write a piece of coursework, which will be tested in paper 4. You are required to know how to collect, manipulate, present, analyse and evaluate primary and secondary data.


PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY


These units will be covered over the two years.

HUMAN TOPICS

  • Population dynamics
  • Settlement and service provisions
  • Development Food production and industryTourism
  • Energy and water
  • Environmental risks of economic development

PHYSICAL TOPICS

  • Earthquakes and volcanoes
  • Rivers and coasts
  • Weather and climate


MAP SKILLS

COURSE WORK/FIELD WORK

EXAM SPECIFICATION

In summary IGCSE Geography is tested by three external examinations:


IGCSE Geography Paper 1: 1 hour 45 minutes (45% of final mark) - Knowledge and understanding of the 10 topics above. Geographical Themes

Candidates answer three questions, each worth 25 marks. Candidates must answer one question from each section Externally assessed


IGCSE Geography Paper 2: 1 hour 30 minutes (27.5% of final mark) – Skills

60 marks Candidates answer all the questions Externally assessed


IGCSE Geography Paper 4: 1 hour 30 minutes (27.5% of final mark) - Coursework knowledge

IGCSE Geography Paper 4: 1 hour 30 minutes (27.5% of final mark) - Coursework knowledge

All candidates take Paper 2 and must answer all the questions.

The paper is based on testing skills of application, interpretation and analysis of geographical information, e.g. topographical maps, other maps, diagrams, graphs, tables of data, written material, photographs and pictorial material, and on the application of graphical and other techniques as appropriate.

Equipment required for Paper 2 Candidates should have the following in the examination room:

• a pencil, rubber, ruler, a protractor and a calculator

• access to a sheet of plain paper for measuring distance or for assisting with cross-sections on the large-scale map.

Mapwork question One question will be based on a large-scale map. The large-scale maps chosen for examination purposes will be on a scale of either 1:25 000 or 1:50 000 and will always contain a full key.