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Cambridge IGCSE Geography,Syllabus code 0460,1 Introduction 2. 1 1 Why choose Cambridge,1 2 Why choose Cambridge IGCSE Geography. 1 3 Cambridge International Certificate of Education ICE. 1 4 UK schools,1 5 How can I find out more,2 Assessment at a glance 5. 3 Syllabus aims and objectives 7,3 2 Assessment objectives. 3 3 Assessment objectives and their weighting in the components. 4 Curriculum content 10,4 1 Curriculum themes,4 2 Resources.
4 3 Case studies,4 4 Theme 1 Population and settlement. 4 5 Theme 2 The natural environment, 4 6 Theme 3 Economic development and the use of resources. 5 Notes for guidance on the themes 15,6 Study notes for Paper 1 22. 7 Study notes for Paper 2 24,7 1 Equipment required for Paper 2. 7 2 Topographical mapwork question, 7 3 Maps diagrams graphs tables of data written material.
7 4 Photographic and pictorial material including field sketches. Cambridge IGCSE Geography 0460 Examination in June and November 2012. UCLES 2009,8 Paper 3 Coursework 28,8 1 Setting up the Coursework assignment. 8 2 Examples of suitable Coursework assignments,8 3 An example of an outline submission to CIE. 8 4 Undertaking Coursework assignments, 8 5 The assessment of a Coursework assignment and generic mark scheme. 8 6 Coursework moderation,8 7 Feedback from moderators. 9 Paper 4 Alternative to Coursework 35,9 1 Paper 4 Alternative to Coursework.
9 2 Enquiry skills for Paper 4,10 Grade descriptions 37. 11 Glossary of command words 39,12 Forms 40,Individual Candidate Record Card. Coursework Assessment Summary Form,13 Additional information 45. 14 Appendix Additional information Cambridge International. Certificates 47, Cambridge IGCSE Geography 0460 Examination in June and November 2012. 1 Introduction,1 1 Why choose Cambridge, University of Cambridge International Examinations CIE is the world s largest provider of international.
qualifications Around 1 5 million students from 150 countries enter Cambridge examinations every year. What makes educators around the world choose Cambridge. Recognition, Cambridge IGCSE is internationally recognised by schools universities and employers as equivalent to UK. GCSE Cambridge IGCSE is excellent preparation for A AS Level the Advanced International Certificate of. Education AICE US Advanced Placement Programme and the International Baccalaureate IB Diploma. Learn more at www cie org uk recognition, CIE provides a world class support service for teachers and exams officers We offer a wide range of. teacher materials to Centres plus teacher training online and face to face and student support materials. Exams officers can trust in reliable efficient administration of exams entry and excellent personal support. from CIE Customer Services Learn more at www cie org uk teachers. Excellence in education, Cambridge qualifications develop successful students They not only build understanding and knowledge. required for progression but also learning and thinking skills that help students become independent. learners and equip them for life, Not for profit part of the University of Cambridge. CIE is part of Cambridge Assessment a not for profit organisation and part of the University of Cambridge. The needs of teachers and learners are at the core of what we do CIE invests constantly in improving its. qualifications and services We draw upon education research in developing our qualifications. Cambridge IGCSE Geography 0460 Examination in June and November 2012. 1 Introduction,1 2 Why choose Cambridge IGCSE Geography.
Successful Cambridge IGCSE Geography candidates develop lifelong skills including. An understanding of the impacts which both physical and human geography can have and the processes. which affect their development, A sense of place and an understanding of relative location on a local regional and global scale. The ability to use and understand geographical data and information. An understanding of how communities and cultures around the world and how they are affected and. constrained by different environments, 1 3 Cambridge International Certificate of Education ICE. Cambridge ICE is the group award of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education IGCSE. It requires the study of subjects drawn from the five different IGCSE subject groups It gives schools the. opportunity to benefit from offering a broad and balanced curriculum by recognising the achievements of. students who pass examinations in at least seven subjects including two languages and one subject from. each of the other subject groups, The Cambridge portfolio of IGCSE qualifications provides a solid foundation for higher level courses such. as GCE A and AS Levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma as well as excellent preparation for. employment, A wide range of IGCSE subjects is available and these are grouped into five curriculum areas Geography. 0460 falls into Group II Humanities and Social Sciences. Learn more about ICE at www cie org uk qualifications academic middlesec ice. Cambridge IGCSE Geography 0460 Examination in June and November 2012. 1 Introduction,1 4 UK schools, This syllabus is accredited for use in England Wales and Northern Ireland Information on the accredited.
version of this syllabus can be found in the appendix to this document. 1 5 How can I find out more,If you are already a Cambridge Centre. You can make entries for this qualification through your usual channels e g CIE Direct If you have any. queries please contact us at international cie org uk. If you are not a Cambridge Centre, You can find out how your organisation can become a Cambridge Centre Email us at. international cie org uk Learn more about the benefits of becoming a Cambridge Centre at. www cie org uk, Cambridge IGCSE Geography 0460 Examination in June and November 2012. 2 Assessment at a glance, Cambridge IGCSE syllabuses are designed as two year courses for examination at age 16 plus This syllabus. is available for examination in both the June and November sessions. All candidates take, Paper 1 1 hour 45 minutes Paper 2 1 hour 30 minutes.
Candidates answer any three questions out Candidates answer all the questions The paper. of six There are two questions set on each is based on testing the interpretation and analysis. of three themes Questions are structured of geographical information and on the application. with gradients of difficulty and are resource of graphical and other techniques as appropriate. based involving problem solving and free The questions will not require specific information. response writing 75 marks weighted to of place One question is based on a 1 25 000. 100 marks or 1 50 000 topographical map of a tropical area. such as Zimbabwe the Caribbean or Mauritius,45 of total marks 27 5 of total marks. and either or,Paper 3 Paper 4 1 hour 30 minutes, Coursework Centre based assessment Alternative to Coursework. Teachers set one school based assignment Candidates answer two compulsory questions. of up to 2000 words 60 marks completing a series of written tasks based on. the three themes see page 8 The questions,involve an appreciation of a range of techniques. used in fieldwork studies Questions test the,methodology of questionnaires observation. counts measurement techniques and may involve,developing hypotheses appropriate to specific.
topics The processing presentation and analysis,of data will be tested 60 marks. 27 5 of total marks 27 5 of total marks, Centre based assessments require the written approval of CIE This will only be given to teachers who. satisfy CIE requirements concerning moderation and who have undertaken training in assessment before. entering candidates CIE offers schools in service training Courses are held in Cambridge and elsewhere. and also via Distance Training Packs, Candidates are not allowed to use atlases for the written papers. all measurements on the written papers will be metric. the twenty four hour clock only will be quoted on the written papers. Cambridge IGCSE Geography 0460 Examination in June and November 2012. 2 Assessment at a glance,Availability, This syllabus is examined in the May June examination session and the October November examination. This syllabus is available to private candidates,Combining this with other syllabuses.
Candidates can combine this syllabus in an examination session with any other CIE syllabus except. syllabuses with the same title at the same level,2217 Geography. 2223 Geography Southern Africa,2230 Geography Brunei. Please note that IGCSE Cambridge International Level 1 Level 2 Certificates and O Level syllabuses are at. the same level, Cambridge IGCSE Geography 0460 Examination in June and November 2012. 3 Syllabus aims and objectives, The syllabus aims are to encourage candidates to develop. a sense of place and an understanding of relative location on a local regional and global scale. an awareness of the characteristics and distribution of a selection of contrasting physical and human. environments, an understanding of some of the processes affecting the development of such environments.
an understanding of the spatial effects of the ways in which people interact with each other and with. their environments, an understanding of different communities and cultures throughout the world and an awareness of the. contrasting opportunities and constraints presented by different environments. 3 2 Assessment objectives,The Assessment objectives AOs in Geography are. AO1 Knowledge with understanding,AO2 Skills and analysis. AO3 Judgement and decision making,AO1 Knowledge with understanding. Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of. 1 the wide range of processes including human actions contributing to the development of. a physical economic social political and cultural environments and their associated effects on the. b spatial patterns and interactions which are important within these environments. 2 the inter relationships between people s activities and the total environment and an ability to seek. explanations for them, 3 the importance of scale whether local regional or global and the time at which spatial distributions and.
the working of systems are considered, 4 the changes which occur through time in places landscapes and spatial distribution. Cambridge IGCSE Geography 0460 Examination in June and November 2012. 3 Syllabus aims and objectives,AO2 Skills and analysis. Candidates should be able to,5 analyse and interpret geographical data. 6 use and apply geographical knowledge and understanding to maps and in verbal numerical. diagrammatic pictorial photographic and graphical form. 7 use geographical data to recognise patterns in such data and to deduce relationships. 8 select and show understanding of techniques for observing and collecting data. 9 select and use techniques for organising and presenting data. AO3 Judgement and decision making, Through their geographical training candidates should be able to. 10 reason make judgements including evaluation and conclusions which demonstrate where appropriate. a a sensitivity to and a concern for landscape the environment and the need for sustainable. development, b an aesthetic appreciation of the earth including its people places landscapes natural processes and.
c an appreciation of the attitudes values and beliefs of others in cultural economic environmental. political and social issues which have a geographical dimension. d an awareness of the contrasting opportunities and constraints of people living in different places and. under different physical and human conditions, e a willingness to review their own attitudes in the light of new knowledge and experiences. 11 recognise the role of decision making within a geographical context as affected by. a the physical and human contexts in which decisions are made. b the values and perceptions of groups or individuals. c the choices available to decision makers and the influences and constraints within which they. d the increasing level of global interdependence, Cambridge IGCSE Geography 0460 Examination in June and November 2012. 3 Syllabus aims and objectives,3 3 Assessment objectives and their weighting. in the components,Paper Assessment objective,AO1 AO2 AO3. Knowledge with Skills and analysis Judgement and Totals. understanding decision making,1 21 5 13 5 10 45,2 3 22 2 5 27 5.
3 or 4 5 5 16 5 5 5 27 5,Totals 30 52 18 100, The table indicates how the percentage marks for the whole assessment are planned to be allocated. Cambridge IGCSE Geography 0460 Examination in June and November 2012. 4 Curriculum content,4 1 Curriculum themes, The curriculum is divided into three themes which have been designed to develop an understanding of both. the natural and the human environment,1 Population and settlement. 2 The natural environment,3 Economic development and the use of resources. 4 2 Resources, Questions in all written papers are resource based The resources may be photographic map extracts.
drawings diagrams graphs text extracts statistics and tables of data. Resource materials come from various world areas in order to match the aims of an international syllabus. and examination Candidates may be dealing with world areas with which they are not familiar. This syllabus is accredited for use in England Wales and Northern Ireland as a Cambridge International Level 1 Level 2 Certificate Syllabus Cambridge IGCSE Geography Cambridge International Certificate Syllabus code 0460 For examination in June and November 2012

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