IB Geography Diploma at Hartsdown Academy
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.
Paper 1 - Core Theme - Patterns and Change
The core theme provides an overview of the geographic foundation for the key global issues of our times. The purpose is to provide a broad factual and conceptual introduction to each topic and to the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in particular those concerning poverty reduction, gender equality, improvements in health and education and environmental sustainability. The progress made towards meeting these goals is also evaluated.
There are four compulsory topics in this core theme:
1. Population in Transition
2. Disparities in Wealth and Development
3. Patterns in Environmental Quality and Sustainability
4. Patterns in Resource Consumption
Paper 2 – ADDITIONAL THEMES
Extreme Environments and Hazards and Disasters – Risk Assessment and Response
The course consists of two written exam papers and one field work study of 20 hours.
The fieldwork must be on a local scale and involve the collection of primary information. The chosen topic may be physical or human, or may integrate the two approaches. The internal assessment is completed as one 2500 word report.
This can link to a variety of career pathways, as well as prepare you undergraduate degree courses.
For further information contact Ms C Deacon on 01843 227957 or email@example.com
How to apply
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