IB Geography SL

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code IB Geo
Qualification Type International Baccalaureate Diploma
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Geography is a dynamic subject firmly grounded in the real world, and focuses on the interactions between individuals, societies and physical processes in both time and space.

The course is designed to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of these geographical interactions, and students will investigate the way in which people adapt and respond to change. Students will be able to identify similarities and differences between different places, on a variety of scales and from different perspectives.


The course includes elements of physical, environmental and human geography, and students will acquire elements of both socio-economic and scientific methodologies.

The course covers the following units which are taught over the 2 years:

  • Unit 1: Oceans and coastal margins
  • Unit 2: Geophysical hazards
  • Unit 3: Changing population
  • Unit 4: Global climate – vulnerability and resilience
  • Unit 5: Global resource consumption and security

As with all IB programmes, students will also develop the transferable skills outlined in the Learner Profile as well as the subject specific knowledge.

How will it be delivered?

External assessment: 75% (2 papers)

Internal assessment: 25% (written report based on fieldwork)

Entry requirements

Grade 4+ in 5 GSCEs including English Language, and Maths 

Your next steps...

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