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Geography IB Higher at Anglo European School

Course description

Throughout the two year course students study a number of different topics; they also develop a wide range of geographical skills.


Students study the core theme which looks at the issues surrounding population, resources, and development.


Students are examined on three optional themes but  four optional themes are studied to allow for choice in the examination.


Optional Themes:

Freshwater—issues and conflicts.

Oceans and their coastal margins.

Extreme environments.

Hazards and disasters—risk assessment and response.

Leisure, sport and tourism.

The geography of food and health.

Urban environments.


Those in bold is what we studied last year. Students also study the higher level extension paper which looks at globalization on a variety of scales.

The International Baccalaureate Geography programme has a global focus looking at interactions between the human and physical world.

Course content

See above.

Entry requirements

It is not necessary to have studied Geography at GCSE. Students should have obtained a grade B or better in either Geography or their chosen Humanity subject.


Paper One

1hr 30mins  25%

Answer 2 out of 3 questions on the core theme (multiple parts per question).

Paper Two

2hrs 35%

Answer studied optional themes.

Paper Three

1hr 20%

Structured Essay on Globalization.

Internal Assessment (coursework)

2,500 words 20%

A fieldwork report based on primary data collected in the field.

Future opportunities


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Anglo European School directly.

Last updated date: 19 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years