IGCSE GeographyCareerVision Training
£ 270 - ($ 967.114)
- Birmingham (Inglaterra)
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- Course Length - 12 Months
- Award Received - IGCSE in Geography
- Course Code: UIGC03
Cambridge IGCSE syllabuses are designed for examination at age 16-plus. This syllabus is available for examination in both the June and November sessions.
There are four units or Papers. You will be expected to study units 1 and 2 and 4. You will not have the option in this course of pursuing unit 3 as this is a school-based assignment and is thus unsuitable to the distance learning format.
Paper 1 Exam – 1 hour 45 minutes
Candidates must answer any three questions out of six. There are two questions set on each of three themes. Questions are structured with gradients of difficulty and are resource based, involving problem solving and free response writing.
(75 marks, weighted to 100 marks)
45% of total marks
Paper 2 Exam – 1 hour 30 minutes
Candidates must answer all the questions. The paper is based on testing the interpretation and analysis of geographical information and on the application of graphical and other techniques as appropriate. The questions will not require specific information of place. One question is based on a 1:25,000 or 1:50,000 topographical map of a tropical area such as Zimbabwe, the Caribbean or Mauritius.
27.5% of total marks
Paper 4 1 hour 30 minutes
Candidates answer all the questions, completing a series of written tasks based on three themes. The questions involve an appreciation of a range of techniques used in fieldwork studies. Questions test the methodology of questionnaires, observation, counts, measurement techniques and may involve developing hypotheses appropriate to specific topics. The processing, presentation and analysis of data will be tested.
27.5% of total marks
Aims of the Course
During the course you should develop:
· A greater understanding of place. This will be local, regional, national and global in scale
· An awareness of contrasting physical and human environments
· An understanding of the processes affecting the development of such environments
· Greater knowledge of the spatial effects of the ways in which people interact with the environment and each other
· A greater sense of the different communities that exist in the world
· An understanding of the opportunities and constraints presented by differing environments
This course has three main assessment objectives:
· AO1 Knowledge with understanding
· AO2 Skills and analysis
· AO3 Judgement and decision making
In assessment objective 1 (AO1) you will develop a knowledge and understanding of:
1. The wide range of processes and human actions that contribute to physical, economic, social, political and cultural environments and their associated effects on the landscape. You will also develop an understanding of the spatial patterns and interactions which are important within these environments.
2. The inter-relationships between humans and the environment
3. The importance of scale
4. The change that occurs over time to landscapes etc.
In assessment objective 2 (AO2) you will develop your analytical skills and will be able to:
5. Analyse and interpret geographical data
6. Apply geographical understanding of maps in a variety a number of forms
7. Use geographical data to examine and determine patterns and relationships
8. Demonstrate understanding of data observation and collection techniques
9. Select and use techniques for organising data
In assessment objective 3 (AO3) you will develop your judgement and decision making skills and will be able to:
10. Reason and make judgements which demonstrate:
(a) A sensitivity to, and a concern for, landscape, the environment and the need for sustainable development
(b) The aesthetic appreciation of the earth including its people, places, landscape, natural processes and phenomenon
(c) An appreciation of the attitudes, values and beliefs of others
(d) An awareness of the contrasting opportunities and constraints of people living in different places and under different conditions
(e) A willingness to review their own attitudes in the light of new knowledge and experiences
11. Recognise the role of decision making within a geographical context as affected by:
(a) The physical and human contexts in which decisions are made
(b) The values and perceptions of groups and individuals
(c) The choices available to decision makers and the influences and constraints within which they operate
(d) The increasing level of global interdependency
The curriculum is divided into three separate themes. These themes have been designed to develop an understanding of both the natural and the human environment. These themes are:
1 Population and settlement 2 The natural environment 3 Economic development and the use of resources
The Cambridge IGCSE Geography course, along with being interesting and worthwhile in itself, is designed to allow you to develop skills and knowledge that will be transferrable beyond the confines of the course. Geography is also an important subject to study as it will increase your knowledge of the wider world.
For more information on recognition, look at: http://www.cie.org.uk/recognition
For more information on the course generally, go to the Cambridge International Examinations Board website.
The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
You will get full tutor support via email
You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.
This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.
You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.