Highgrove Education

International GCSE Geography

Studying GCSE Geography isn’t just about memorising facts; it’s about understanding the world and how it’s changing. This course covers both physical and human georaphy, diving into topics like rivers, urban environments and global issues, all while developing your skills in real-world geography. You’ll learn how to think critically and reflect on the world’s challenges, from climate change to urbanisation. There’s also the chance to get involved in fieldwork that takes you outside the classroom. This qualification develops your understanding of the world around you, leaving you ready to tackle the big issues facing our planet and appreciate the incredible diversity of our world.

GCSE Geography

Key Information

What you’ll study

Entry Requirements

Assessment Information

Access Course Enrolment:
  • Enrolment in our pre-GCSE or pre-A level access course.
  • Access to our self-study materials and platform, live class lessons, and individual teacher support in Office Hours.
  • Weekly teacher-marked homework.
  • Half termly reports.
  • Support from our SENDCo for pupils with special educational needs or disabilities, including assessment for access arrangement entitlement.
  • Support with English for pupils whose first language is not English.
  • A Highgrove Education Office365 account, including Teams, SharePoint and a school email
QualificationInternational GCSE Geography
Exam board Edexcel
Exams availableNovember and June

Online school, full time or individual courses

Course length2 years
Weekly study time2 x 45-minute live lessons, 3 x 30-minute self-study lessons, 1 x 30-minute teacher-marked homework
Class sizeMaximum 12
Course start September

Individual Tutoring

Recommended Approximately 100 x 45-minute individual tutoring lessons, 170 x 30-minute self-study lessons, 45 x 30-minute teacher-marked homework. Pace and level of commitment determined by individual needs.
Course start Flexible
Unit 1: Physical Geography
  • River environments
  • Hazardous environments

including fieldwork from one of these topics.

Unit 2: Human Geography
  • Economic activity and energy
  • Urban environments

including fieldwork from one of these topics:

  • Global issues:

Globalisation and migration.


For more information take a look at the Edexcel International GCSE Geography Specification: click here

  • A pass in the Highgrove Online School admissions test for English, Science and Maths

International Modular GCSE

2 Exams
Unit 1:Physical Geography (70 minutes). 40% of the total International GCSE.
Unit 2: Human Geography (105 minutes). 60% of the total International GCSE.


Geography is one of our non-compulsory GCSE subjects. Pupils gaining a 7 or above in GCSE Geography will be eligible to study Geography at A level.

We also offer the following GCSEs

Our core GSCE subjects are taught in group classes via a combination of interactive self-study lessons and live lessons led by an expert teacher:

Additional GCSEs subjects are available via our tutoring programme, including: