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Pearson-Edexcel International GCSE in Geography
Geography is the study of the Earth, its physical form and features, its political and physical divisions, the climate, productions and populations of different countries. Studying geography develops awareness of global issues and how to enhance the environment and move towards a sustainable future.
Geography IGCSE course provides a great overview of its two main branches, the physical geography and the human geography. Through studying this course you will learn about:
1-Communities and cultures around the world and how they are impacted
2- Develop a framework of spatial awareness in which to appreciate the importance of the location of places and environments from (local to global)
3-Appreciate the differences and similarities between people’s views of the world, its environments, societies and cultures
4-Understand the significance of values and attitudes to the development and resolution of issues
5-Develop the responsibilities as global citizens and recognise how they can contribute to a future that is sustainable and inclusive
6-The interactions that take place within and between societies, economies, cultures and environments
The course includes many practical and virtual fieldwork opportunities and enables students to develop a range of geographical skills including statistical data, maps, diagrams, photographs, satellite images, in addition to learning how to depict information on sketches, simple maps, diagrams and tables.
The geography is a flexible and convenient course to study through distance learning, which allows you to prepare for an exam. Once you have completed this course you will become ready to sit for the formal exam in either of the British Council or one of the Pearson-Edexcel approved examination centers in your country of residence.
Accreditation and Course Code
The course prepares you to sit for Pearson-Edexcel examination in the IGCSE in Geography in any Pearson-Edexcel approved examination center in the UK, or if you are an overseas student then you can either sit for the formal exam of this course in any of Pearson-Edexcel approved exam centers in your country of residence or:
PEARSON-EDEXCEL International GCSE in Geography (4GE1)
Academic requirements: You don't need any previous qualifications to enrol in any of our IGCSE courses, but you will only need some basic maths for this course. For student who needs some mathematics push or brush up, we have designed for them a mathematics preparation short course to study before starting their IGCSE course, that shall help in filling up any lack or gap in maths basics skills. The course is most suitable to applicants who has studied to a school level equivalent to or higher than grade 8 or any other equivalent qualification.
English language requirement: If your first language is English then you may skip this section.
If your first language is Not English and you wish to enrol in our IGCSE courses then you are required to take our free online English proficiency test (EPT) in order to assess if you can join our IGCSE courses immediately or would require to take some English language courses for preparation first. Upon finishing your EPT test you will immediate have a feedback on your English language skills and which level it is equivalent to, just follow the on-screen instructions to the end. To take the English proficiency test please click here.
If your English language skills do not qualify you to start immediately, then you can still enrol in our IGCSE courses, that will entitle you to join our English language preparation courses from any English level that you have presently up to the Elementary level 3B free of charge provided you have already enrolled in 5 International GCSE subjects.
The IGCSE in geography gives the student the opportunity to progress to the International AS-level in geography. The second option is to add it together with another four International GCSEs subjects to qualify you to meet most of British university foundation year admission criteria (the number of IGCSE subjects depends on each university requirements). Geography qualification allows you to progress smoothly to various areas of science and engineering branches. Geography IGCSE is essential for anyone wishing to study geography, geology, economy or any other related university degree.
It is known that everywhere in the word student studies full time at a school sits her/his exams in the same school, but due to the popularity and demand for the British qualifications many examination boards such as Pearson-Edexcel and Cambridge International have allowed private candidates such as distance learners to be able to sit for their exams from their country of residence without the need to come to the UK to take those exams, this was dealt with by appointing some organizations in each country chosen by the examination boards (Pearson-Edexcel or Cambridge International) in order provide the exams location to the students. There are two options for distance learner where they can register and sit for their exams in their country of residence:
Option-1: Pearson-Edexcel Approved Exam Centres.
Option-2: British Council: Pearson-Edexcel and Cambridge work in a partnership with the British Council which allows students in many countries to be able to sit for their exams in the British Council as private candidates. To find more information about the British Council click here then choose your country from the dropdown menu. Please remember to inform them that you are a “Private Candidate” and would like to register for Pearson-Edexcel or Cambridge exams and provide them with exam name and code.
What Your Course Fees Doesn’t Cover
Course fees do NOT include examinations or arrangement fees which required to sit for your formal exams and are paid for either the examination centre whether it is Pearson-Edexcel Examination Approved Centre or the British Council in your country of residence.
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