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GCSE/IGCSE Geography Topics

Geography Topics GCSE/IGCSE

Dates Available

  • Week 1: Monday 27 March – Friday 31 March
  • Week 2: Monday 3 April – Friday 7 April
  • Week 3: Monday 10 April – Friday 14 April

(Good Friday is 7 April 2023; Easter Monday is 10 April 2023)


Suitable for all boards

Length of Course

5 half-day sessions


9am to 12.30pm and/or 1.30pm to 5pm daily

This course revises topics that are common to GCSE/IGCSE specifications in topic-specific sessions, as detailed below. The course will not offer board-specific exam practice and will not cover any coursework, investigation requirements, pre-release or decision-making requirements.

Each session does not necessarily include ALL the content within a topic. For example, weather does not include Drought or El Nino/La Nina as it is not a requirement for all boards. Similarly, Ecosystems only covers tropical environments, whereas some boards will specify an additional option such as Polar or Coral reef environments.

Students should bring their own textbooks plus any past papers/questions they are working with. Students attending fewer than five sessions will be charged at a pro-rata rate.

Monday | Topic 1Tuesday | Topic 2Wednesday | Topic 3Thursday | Topic 4Friday | Topic 5
Tectonic hazards: causes, impacts and management of earthquakes and volcanoes.
Weather hazards: causes, impacts, management – atmospheric circulation, tropical storms, UK weather hazards, climate change.
Ecosystems: overview of global distribution, tropical rainforests, eg characteristics, value, impacts of human activity, management.
Urban areas / cities: global patterns and characteristics, reasons for the growth of megacities, opportunities (positive impacts/issues), challenges (negative impacts/issues), management.
Development: indicators and measures of development, global patterns, reasons for and impacts of uneven patterns of development, management strategies.
AQA GCSE (8035)
Edexcel A GCSE (1GA0)
Edexcel B GCSE (1GB0)
Edexcel IGCSE (4GE1)
CIE IGCSE (0460)


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