IGCSE Geography Course


Geography GCSE

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Covering a mix of geographical systems as well as how people interact with nature, this IGCSE Geography course is an excellent foundation for anyone looking to learn more about the world. Studying for this Geography GCSE qualification gives students an insight into natural processes throughout the world as well as how humans impact the world around them.

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Geography GCSE course

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About this GCSE Geography Course

Throughout this IGCSE Geography course students cover a variety of different topics including rivers, coasts, ecosystems, urban and rural environments, development and globalisation. The course is designed to prepare you for the Geography IGCSE examination and enhances knowledge of geographical concepts throughout to prepare you for exams. The IGCSE Geography from Edexcel is a great accomplishment and is the same course studied in schools.

Study Time: 120 hours
Enrolment length: 12 months
Course Format: Online
Entry Requirements: None Specific

To get the full Edexcel GCSE, students must enter themselves as a private candidate for the exam. You can learn all about this process by visiting our GCSE exam guide page.


All of our students are given access to our online campus through their own personal login and password. Once logged in you can access your course materials, lessons, resources and assignments in your own time. Assignments are uploaded through your account and the process is easy intuitive. Our online campus includes:

  • 24/7/365 access to all of your course materials- all lessons, assignments and resources are available from the moment you enrol
  • Instant access to your course after you enrol- start studying immediately!
  • Integrated chat and messaging systems so that you can contact your tutor
  • Online assignment uploads to save time in returning marks and feedback.
  • Links to further resources and information available on courses
  • Self-led learning on all courses- study in your own time and work through your assignments at your own pace
  • Safe e-portfolio of your work is kept under lock and key on our secure servers
  • Progress bar to show the work you have completed and how many tasks you still have to complete on your course
  • Detailed help centre with step-by-step instructions on getting the most from your course and how to upload assignments and contact your tutor


On this GCSE Geography course you are required to enter yourself for the Edexcel examinations. This means that you will need to contact an Edexcel centre local to you in order to sit your exam and pay any fees that are required for this. Exam fees can vary between centres but are much cheaper when organised early so we advise to book your exams long before the actual examination date.

GCSE Geography Course Content

Included in this GCSE Geography course are the following units:

Unit 1 – River environments

In this unit, we explore the importance of water at the heart of life on Earth and how it is constantly recycled through various naturally occurring processes.

Unit 2 – Coastal environments

We will see in this unit that understanding these processes and the interactions of the system as a whole is vital in understanding conflicts that arise between development, environment and users and managing coastal environments to find a way through these conflicts and protect essential habitats in the long term.

Unit 3 – Hazardous environments

In this unit, we explore further the categorisation of hazards and contrast natural hazards with man-made hazards. We will look at examples of these hazards and how they are mitigated, risk assessed and planned for and how communities protect themselves and their property in areas of significant risk.

Unit 4 – Economic activity and energy

In this unit, we look at the opportunities our planet provides for work, activities that provide people with a livelihood on the back of a solid income and that form the cornerstone of national economies that enable nations to develop and grow.

Unit 5 – Ecosystems and rural environments

In this unit, we consider the different types of ecosystems found on Earth and where on the planet they are found.

Unit 6 – Urban environments

In this unit, we explore how urbanisation continues to affect the urban environment and the process’s effects in both LIC and HIC cities.

Unit 7 – Fragile environments

In this unit, we consider the impact we are having on the planet’s most fragile environments and the environmental challenges we face and how things like soil erosion and deforestation are helping feed into global warming and climate change.

Unit 8 – Globalisation and migration

In this unit, we will look at how TNCs are intrinsically involved in the growth of the global economy and explore the implications this has had, particularly on the locations of certain economic activities worldwide.

Unit 9 – Development and human welfare

During the unit, we’ll look at how the world has developed in the last half a century and how this has impacted the quality of life around the world.

Geography GCSE spec


The Edexcel GCSE Geography qualification is available both in the UK and internationally and is seen as a global standard for knowledge in business. The course is accredited with Edexcel, an industry leader with decades of expertise in academic qualifications.

For more information regarding Edexcel, click on the Edexcel tab further up this page.


The most important tool that all of our students have at their disposal is their tutor. When studying for a course with us you are assigned a personal tutor with indepth knowledge and experience in your chosen subject.

You are strongly advised to make use of your tutors expertise and ask questions about the course content. Your assignments are marked by your personal tutor and detailed feedback is given. As well as this your tutor will provide you with pointers and advice on where you can improve- this helps you to get the most from your courses and constantly improve your skills.

Edexcel GCSEs

Edexcel GCSE Examinations

This qualification is designed to meet the Edexcel GCSE specification. Edexcel are an awarding body that offer world-class academic qualification including GCSEs and A Levels. All of their qualifications are to the highest possible standards and seen as an international standard in knowledge of a subject. This level of quality is found throughout Edexcel qualifications which help students to progress their careers and education in order to fulfil their potential.

gcse exam guide

Our Edexcel GCSEs do require you to complete an external examination at a registered Edexcel centre which will require you to pay an additional fee. This course will prepare you for your examinations that can be taken at an Edexcel centre in the UK or internationally.

All of your GCSEs follow the Edexcel specifications with some being GCSEs and some being IGCSEs. These are both widely recognised and accepted by colleges and universities throughout the world. IGCSEs were first introduced in 1988 and are seen as being the same standard as GCSEs but never include any coursework and are more accessible to people internationally.

Edexcel GCSE course

To achieve your GCSE qualification you need to sit the exams as a private candidate. Information can be found about this, as well as the examinations themselves, on our exam guide page.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this the same GCSE Geography course taken in schools?

Yes, this is the same course that is done in schools. Our course fully prepares you to sit your exam. The exam itself is sat in a school or exam centre. The course is the Edexcel IGCSE Geography (4GE1) which is widely taught in schools in the UK.

What is included in the cost of the GCSE Geography course?

The course includes the costs of all assignments, mock exams and tuition with us. It does not include the cost of sitting the GCSE examination which is booked with the school or exam centre where this is sat.

Where do I sit the exam?

The exam for this GCSE course is sat either in an official examination centre or in a local school that takes private candidates for this course. The organisation of this is down to each student but we can provide help and assistance on exam booking if needed.

What entry requirements are there for this course?

There are no entry requirements for this course at all. Anyone can study for this certification and there is no need to have any prior knowledge or experience.

How long do I have to study?

This GCSE Geography course has an enrolment length of 12 months included from the date you enrol. This is plenty of time to complete the assignments but you can purchase additional time for £60 per month should you need longer to finish the assignments.

Do I have to sit an exam?

Yes, to get the full GCSE you will need to sit an exam in a local exam centre. You do not have to sit this exam though and can use our course as revision or help to assist in your GCSE studies.

Am I assigned a tutor for this course?

Yes – all students are assigned to a personal tutor who will be in charge of your tuition. The same tutor marks all of your work as well as being available to answer any questions you may have throughout your enrolment period.

Can I speak to someone before I enrol?

Of course. Our helpful course advisors are on hand from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday. Contact us on our online chat or by calling 0800 772 0887 to discuss this course.

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