Upper School (IGCSEs)

Online IGCSE Geography


Our Online IGCSE Geography course is a comprehensive programme tailored to meet the needs of international students studying at British online schools. This esteemed course equips pupils with the essential tools to understand and explain the complexities of the geographical world. Our IGCSE Geography Online curriculum covers a broad range of topics that include both theoretical principles and practical skills, making it an ideal choice for students interested in a multifaceted understanding of geography.

Completing this Online IGCSE Geography course lays a strong foundation for further academic advancement, offering a seamless transition to A Level Geography and eventually to university-level studies.

Homework, Assessment and Reporting

Within the structure of our Geography IGCSE Online programme, students in the Upper School are mandated to complete at least one piece of homework per subject every fortnight at Level 3 and weekly at Level 4. Consistent success in this IGCSE Geography Online course is largely assured by diligent revision and consolidation of lesson notes. Students are strongly encouraged to create revision cards and summarised notes for each topic covered. This ensures that they are thoroughly prepared well in advance of their final exams at the end of the two-year GCSE course.

Assessment procedures for our IGCSE Geography Online Course involve Level 3 internal assessments in June and Level 4 internal mock assessments in November and March. Subsequent reports are issued at the end of the Autumn and Summer terms for Level 3, and following mock assessments in the Autumn and Spring terms for Level 4. These reports feature grades for attainment and effort in each subject, complemented by written remarks from Success Coaches and the Head Teacher.

To keep parents fully informed about their child’s progress throughout the academic year, we encourage the use of the family Teams account. This offers the distinct advantage of more detailed tracking capabilities than what is possible through an annual parent consultation evening.

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This specification is well-regarded among colleges and universities as it is well-rounded allowing learners to have a grasp of all aspects of human and physical geography giving a firm basis from which to springboard into A Level and beyond.

International GCSE Geography is split into three distinct areas:

Geographical Themes:

  1. Population and settlement
  2. The natural environment
  3. Economic development

Geographical Skills:

  1. Interpretation and analysis of geographical information
  2. Decision making
  3. Application of graphical and other techniques including the use of a 1:25 000 or 1:50 000 OS map with a key

Alternative to Coursework questions

Completing a series of written tasks relating to field work scenarios taken from different aspects of the syllabus content. The questions involve an appreciation of a range of techniques used in fieldwork studies.

Guinness, P. & Nagle, G. (2018) Cambridge IGCSE and O Level Geography, 3rd Edition, Hodder, ISBN: 9789781510421363

All students will require a pencil, ruler (30cm), eraser, pencil sharpener, black/blue pen, red biro, green biro, pencil crayons (minimum – red, blue, green, brown, black, purple, orange, yellow, pink), a pair of compasses, a piece of string (30cm) and a protractor.  A basic calculator will also be useful.

Parents are responsible for arranging their child’s examinations at their local registered examination centre. Cambridge Home School students study from every part of the globe and so it is not practical for the school to offer a single venue to sit examinations. Consequently, Cambridge Home School is not registered with Cambridge International Examinations but has partnerships with examination centres registered with Cambridge International Examinations, Edexcel, OCR and AQA, and will support students in locating a suitable venue for sitting their written and practical examinations.

If you are intending to study A Level Geography after IGCSE, we recommend that you spend some time in the summer holidays preparing. Here are some suggested activities:


Our Great National Parks by Barrack Obama – https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/81086133

Royal Geographical Society – https://www.rgs.org/events/


National Geographic Magazine – https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine

Royal Geographical Society – https://www.rgs.org/geography/geographical-magazine/

Royal Geographical Society – https://www.rgs.org/geography/news/

Royal Geographical Society – https://www.rgs.org/geography/climate-change/

Royal Geographical Society – https://www.rgs.org/geography/geovisualisation/

Cambridge IGCSE and O Level Geography Workbook: Second Edition

Kognity Cambridge IGCSE Geography Digital Textbook, Publisher Kognity, Author: Akagu, I, Alberts, P, Antosik, B, Barrett, B, Dethe, A, Gardner, R, Higgins, S, Sackey, N A, Williams, N and Yardley, L, Published Date 2022, Publisher Kognity.


National Geographic Podcasts – https://www.nationalgeographic.com/podcasts/overheard


National Geographic Newsletters – https://www.nationalgeographic.com/newsletters/signup

What is the focus of the online IGCSE Geography course?

The online IGCSE Geography course aims to equip pupils with the ability to explain and understand the world’s geography. It covers both theoretical principles and practical skills, giving students a well-rounded view of all aspects of human and physical geography.

What are the main topics covered in the online IGCSE Geography class?

The online IGCSE Geography class is divided into three areas: Geographical Themes, Geographical Skills, and an Alternative to Coursework section. Themes cover topics such as population and settlement, the natural environment, and economic development. Skills involve interpretation and analysis of geographical information, decision-making, and map reading. The coursework alternative focuses on written tasks related to fieldwork.

How is assessment conducted in the online IGCSE Geography course?

In the online IGCSE Geography course, Level 3 students have internal assessments in June, while Level 4 students have mock assessments in November and March. Reports are issued periodically and include grades for attainment and effort, along with written comments from Success Coaches and the Head Teacher.

What are the homework requirements for Geography IGCSE online?

For Geography IGCSE online, Level 3 students are required to complete at least one homework assignment every fortnight, and Level 4 students must do so every week. Students are also encouraged to create revision cards and notes for better exam preparation.

How can parents stay updated on their child’s progress in Geography IGCSE online?

Parents can use their family Teams account to communicate with teachers about their child’s academic progress. This allows for more detailed tracking than is typically possible through an annual parent consultation evening.

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