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by Dr. Tanusree Sengupta

Earth Science-Geography Faculty
Das Christliche Jugenddorfwerk Deutschlands
Brunswick, Germany

https://twitter.com/tanusree_geo
Co-developers: My students Isabell Engel and Jan Moser


Also Check out my Flipboard-MagazinesVision: The IBDP Geography Magazine http://flip.it/cJZfh
Hazards and Disasters http://flip.it/L1UqG
Leisure, Sports and Tourism http://flip.it/qeNLm
Urban Environment http://flip.it/c3mmD
Globalization http://flip.it/tRWoY
Visual Geography http://flip.it/qZDxO

This website has been designed to serve the purpose of a classroom teaching tool, as well as a supplementary reading aid for IGCSE and IB diploma students. My sincere thanks to Mr. Richard Allaway and Ms. Ellena Bekham, one of the most friendly and innovative academicians, I have ever met. I am extremely motivated by the work of Professor Hans Rosling and his organization Gapminder Foundation. I hope, this website will be able to provide additional learning support to my wonderful students, the budding geographers and responsible global citizens of tomorrow. This website is currently under development.
Other useful websites for IB and IGCSE studentsGeography all the way http://www.geographyalltheway.comGreenfieldgeography http://greenfieldgeography.wikispaces.com/Homepage Science Clarifield http://www.scienceclarified.comBBC Bitesize http://www.bbc.co.uk/educationIB_study guide prepared by students- Geography duck IB-study guideIGSCE study guide prepared by one of my students Carina- https://igcsegeography.wordpress.com/revision-materials/



A synoptic view of the syllabus components and the structure of the IBDP Geography Exam up to 2018

Part 1: Core theme—patterns and change (SL/HL)
There are four compulsory topics in this core theme.
1. Populations in transition
2. Disparities in wealth and development
3. Patterns in environmental quality and sustainability
4. Patterns in resource consumption
Exam Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Weighting: 40%

Section A: Students answer all short‑answer questions. Some include data. (45 marks)

Section B: Students answer one extended response question. (15 marks)


Part 2: Optional themes (SL/HL)
There are seven optional themes; each requires 30 teaching hours.

A. Freshwater—issues and conflicts
B. Oceans and their coastal margins
C. Extreme environments
D. Hazards and disasters—risk assessment and response
E. Leisure, sport and tourism
F. The geography of food and health
G. Urban environments
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes (SL) and 2 hours for HL
This paper is common to both SL and HL assessment.
(60 marks), Weighting: 35%

Two optional themes are required at SL.
Three optional themes are required at HL.

HL students answer three structured questions (20 marks per question). Some stimulus material is included in the resources booklet.


Part 3: HL extension—global interactions (HL only)
There are seven compulsory topics in the HL extension.
1. Measuring global interactions
2. Changing space—the shrinking world
3. Economic interactions and flows
4. Environmental change
5. Sociocultural exchanges
6. Political outcomes
7. Global interactions at the local level
Duration: 1 hour
Weighting: 20%

Students answer one of three essay questions.
(25 marks)


Fieldwork (SL/HL)
Fieldwork, leading to one written report based on a fieldwork question, information
collection and analysis with evaluation.
(20 hours)
Weighting 25%

on any topic from the syllabus
Written report based on fieldwork. Maximum 2,500 words
Reference: IBO. Geography subject outline, 2009


A synoptic view of the Cambridge IGCSE-Geography 2017

Exam Papers
Weighting
Paper 1 (1 hour 45 minutes) Geographical Themes

Candidates answer three questions, each worth 25 marks. The paper has three sections and each section will be based on Themes 1, 2 or 3. Candidates must answer one question from each section:
Theme 1: Population and settlement Theme 2: The natural environment Theme 3: Economic development (75 marks, weighted to 100 marks)
45%
and:
Paper 2 1 hour 30 minutes Geographical Skills

Candidates answer all the questions. The paper is based on testing the interpretation and analysis of geographical information, decision-making and the application of graphical and other techniques as appropriate. The questions will not require specific information about places but will require the use of a 1:25 000 or 1:50 000 map with a key. (60 marks)
27.5%
and either

or


Paper 3
Coursework
(Centre-based assessment*)
Teachers set one school-based assignment of up to 2000 words. (60 marks)
Paper 4 (1 hour 30 minutes) Alternative to Coursework
Candidates answer two compulsory questions, completing a series of written tasks. The field work scenarios for the two questions will be taken from different aspects of the Syllabus content. The questions involve an appreciation of a range of techniques used in fieldwork studies. (60 marks)
27.5%
Reference: cie.org.uk (subject index)
See Past IGCSE Papers- http://www.igcsecentre.com



New Geography syllabus outline for IBDP 2019


Diploma Programme geography—SL and HL curriculum

(first teaching September 2017)
SL teaching hours
SL assessment

(first assessment May 2019)
HL teaching hours
HL assessment

(first assessment May 2019)
Part one
Geographic themes—seven options
Two options are studied at SL, and three at HL
  • Freshwater—drainage basins
  • Oceans and coastal margins
  • Extreme environments
  • Geophysical hazards
  • Leisure, tourism and sport
  • Food and health
  • Urban environments
60 hours
Paper 1
SL weight 35%
45 minutes per option question
Total 1 hour 30 minutes
Each option has a structured question and one extended answer question from a choice of two.
20 (10 + 10) marks per option
Total 40 marks
90 hours
Paper 1
HL weight 35%
45 minutes per option question
Total 2 hours 15 minutes
Each option has a structured question and one extended answer question from a choice of two.
20 (10 + 10) marks per option
Total 60 marks
Part two
SL and HL core
Geographic perspectives—global change
  • Population distribution—changing population
  • Global climate—vulnerability and resilience
  • Global resource consumption and security
70 hours
Paper 2
SL weight 40%
Total 1 hour 15 minutes
Paper 2 Section A
Three structured questions, based on each SL/HL core unit
30 marks
Paper 2 Section B
Infographic or visual stimulus, with structured questions
10 marks
Paper 2 Section C
One extended answer question from a choice of two
10 marks
Total 50 marks
70 hours
Paper 2
HL weight 25%
Total 1 hour 15 minutes
Paper 2 Section A
Three structured questions, based on each SL/HL core unit
30 marks
Paper 2 Section B
Infographic or visual stimulus, with structured questions
10 marks
Paper 2 Section C
One extended answer question from a choice of two
10 marks
Total 50 marks
Part two HL core extension
HL only
Geographic perspectives—global interactions
  • Power, places and networks
  • Human development and diversity
  • Global risks and resilience


60 hours
Paper 3
HL weight 20%
Total 1 hour
Choice of three extended answer questions, with two parts, based on each HL core unit
28 marks
Part A—12 marks
Part B—16 marks
Total examination time

2 hours 45 minutes

4 hours 30 minutes
Internal assessment
SL and HL
Fieldwork
Fieldwork, leading to one written report based on a fieldwork question, information collection and analysis with evaluation
20 hours
Internal assessment
SL weight 25%
Fieldwork question to be based on any suitable topic from the syllabus
Total 25 marks
20 hours
Internal assessment
HL weight 20%
Fieldwork question to be based on any suitable topic from the syllabus
Total 25 marks
Total teaching hours
150 hours

240 hours

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Inspiring thoughts

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” Aristotle

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” Confucius

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. Thomas A. Edison

Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think. Albert Einstein






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