IGCSE Geography


IGCSE Geography helps students to understand the processes which affect physical (natural) and human environments.
This course is well-suited to students who are curious about the world around them and who take an interest in global current affairs, as well as issues on a more local scale – no prior study of Geography is needed.  The course requires competence in English because extended answers are required in the exam.

Course Aims and Content
Students discover "why things are where they are" and how they might change in the future.  The course covers the following topics: population, settlement, plate tectonics (earthquakes and volcanoes), rivers, coasts, weather, climate and natural vegetation, development,  food production, industry, tourism, energy, water, and the environmental risks of economic development.

External Assessment
IGCSE Geography is assessed through a combination of coursework (27.5%) and two written examinations (72.5%).  The coursework will be completed towards the end of Year 10 whilst the examinations will be in May of Year 11.

The Dulwich Advantage
The Dulwich Geography course embeds English skill development, particularly focusing on written communication.  Through the coursework, students apply and develop their local knowledge through real-life data collection and analysis, and report writing skills.