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Edexcel IGCSE in Geography (4GE0)

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Aim:

The Geography course aims to provide students with the opportunity to investigate many of the major issues that currently face today’s citizens, and it looks ahead to the changes that are likely to affect students as the citizen’s of the future. There is a strong focus on the ideas of sustainability, environmental responsibility and decision making.

Key subject aims:

The Edexcel IGCSE in Geography enables students to:

 

  • actively engage in the process of geography to develop as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds
  • develop their knowledge and understanding of geographical concepts and appreciate the relevance of these concepts to our changing world
  • develop a framework of spatial awareness in which to appreciate the importance of the location of places and environments from a local to global
  • appreciate the differences and similarities between people’s views of the world, its environments, societies and cultures
  • understand the significance of values and attitudes to the development and resolution of issues
  • develop their responsibilities as global citizens and recognise how they can contribute to a future that is sustainable and inclusive
  • develop and apply their learning to the real world through fieldwork and other out- of classroom learning
  • use geographical skills, appropriate technologies, enquiry and analysis.

Content:

Section A — The natural environment and people

  1. River environments
  2. Coastal environments
  3. Hazardous environments

Section B — People and their environments

  1. Economic activity and energy
  2. Ecosystems and rural environments
  3. Urban environments

Section C — Global issues

  1. Fragile environments
  2. Globalisation and migration
  3. Development and human welfare

Assessment:

 

  • The assessment is through a 3 hour examination paper, set and marked by Edexcel.
  • The single tier of entry will contain a variety of questions types, such as multiple-choice questions, short and extended answer questions, graphical and data questions and fieldwork questions.
  • The total number of marks available is 150.
  • The paper will be a question and answer booklet and students have to answer:

– two questions from a choice of three in Section A

– two questions from a choice of three in Section B

– two questions from – coursework section

– one question from a choice of three in Section C.

  • Each question is worth 30 marks.

Textbook

  • Witherick. M & Milner.S, Edexcel IGCSE Geography: Student Book, Pearson Education

 

 

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