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The Diploma Programme geography course integrates both physical and human geography, and ensures that students acquire elements of both scientific and socio-economic methodologies.
The geography course embodies global and international awareness in several distinct ways. It examines key global issues, such as poverty, sustainability and climate change. It considers examples and detailed case studies at a variety of scales, from local to regional, national and international. We offer the Standard Level in geography.
Geophysical Hazards and Sports, Leisure and Tourism are the two option themes that are taught, along with three core themes; population distribution, climate change and resource management.
There are two exams and one internal assessment, which is a written report, based on a fieldwork questions from any suitable syllabus topic.
Example exam questions:
Examine the role of plate margin type in determining the severity of volcanic hazards.
Evaluate the success of attempts to predict tectonic hazard event and their possible impacts.
Evaluate the role of agribusiness and new technologies in increasing world food supply.
Examine the relationship between food security and health.
Using examples, analyse how technological developments can threaten the security of states.
To what extent does a global culture exist?
GEOGRAPHY TRANSITION TASKS - Click below to open the transition tasks.
Link for more information: https://www.ibo.org/contentassets/5895a05412144fe890312bad52b17044/geography-sl-hl-2017-en.pdfContact Mr Brewster for more information: James.Brewster@swale.at