Exam code: 0976
Delivery method: Online
IGCSE duration: 120 hours over 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: Cambridge IGCSE Geography
Awarding body: Cambridge CIE
IGCSE Geography is a great building block to A Levels but also an interesting subject in its own right. You will cover subjects as diverse as river environments to globalisation and migration.
You will also gain an appreciation of geographical concepts as well as understanding how awareness of global issues impacts a sustainable future.
IGCSE Geography Overview
Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by CIE), you will have achieved an internationally recognised CIE IGCSE Geography (0976) qualification.
IGCSE Geography Outline
This IGCSE is divided into 3 units:
The syllabus is divided into three themes which have been designed to develop an understanding of both the natural and the human environment:
- Population and settlement
- The natural environment
- Economic development.
IGCSE Geography Content
Paper 1: Geographical Themes 1 hour 45 minutes 45% of course marks
Candidates answer three questions, each worth 25 marks. Candidates must answer one question from each section.
Paper 2: Geographical Skills 1 hour 30 minutes 27.5% of course marks
Candidates answer all the questions.
Paper 4: Alternative to Coursework 1 hour 30 minutes 27.5% of course marks
Candidates answer two compulsory questions, completing a series of written tasks. As the name of this paper suggests, this is a paper which is more suited to those studying independently. By doing this paper you do not need to do any courswork.
- an understanding of the processes which affect physical and human environments •
- an understanding of location on a local, regional and global scale
- the ability to use and understand geographical data and information
- an understanding of how communities around the world are affected and constrained by different environments.
The CIE IGCSE Geography qualification is gained the exam papers are successfully completed.
These exams are administered by CIE. As a private candidate you will sit your exams in an exam centre such as a school, college or private tuition centre.
Use the map below there are a huge number of places where you can sit your exams.
In addition, if you select the added tutor support there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the content, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty. This will ensure you are prepared for the final exams.
Method of study
The IGCSE is delivered online via the Learning Management System (LMS).
The online IGCSE has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.
If you opt for tutor support it also includes Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.
We highly recommend the additional tutor option to support our IGCSE e-books. For just £35 you will receive tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the content whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.
How quickly can I complete the IGCSE?
You can complete your IGCSE as quickly or slowly within the 12 months as you choose. The recommended study time for the content is 120 hours. The exam dates are set by the exam boards and for IGCSE Geography are available in November and May/June each year. This gives you two opportunities to complete the exams during the 12 month IGCSE.