IB Geography - Block A @ The Leigh Academy

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Leisure, Travel and Tourism
Leisure, Travel and Tourism
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code TLA-41
Qualification Type International Baccalaureate Diploma
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The IB Geography course integrates both physical and human geography, and ensures that students acquire elements of both scientific and socio-economic methodologies. 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, including local fieldwork. 


Paper 1 - Core Theme - Patterns and Changes (4 compulsory topics)

  • Population in Transition
  • Disparities in Wealth & Development
  • Patterns in Environmental Quality & Sustainability 
  • Patterns in Resource Consumption

Paper 2 - Optional Themes (3 are studied)

  • Freshwater - Issues and conflicts
  • Oceans and their Coastal Margins
  • Extreme Environments
  • Hazards and Disasters - Risk Assessment & Response
  • Leisure, Sport and Tourism
  • The Geography of Food & Health
  • Urban Environment

Paper 3 - Global Interactions

  • Measuring Global Interactions
  • Changing Space - The Shrinking World
  • Economic Interactions and Flows
  • Environmental Change
  • Socio-cultural Exchanges
  • Political Outcomes
  • Global Interactions at the Local Level

How will it be delivered?

Three externally assessed examinations and one piece of internally assessed fieldwork 

Entry requirements

5+ GCSEs 9-5 Grades

Grade 5 in English Literature or Language

Grade 6+ in Geography

Your next steps...

Future careers could include:

  • Town planner
  • Teacher
  • Meteorologist 
  • Surveyor