Geographers have a crucial role to play in helping us to understand and tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges, including complex issues such as natural disasters, population growth and food security.
Through our GCSE Geography online course, you’ll explore the awesome power of nature – from river formation and volcanic eruptions, to weather and earthquakes. By studying different societies worldwide, you’ll also learn how humans interact with and impact upon the natural environment.
GCSE Geography will help you to deepen your understanding of our physical and cultural world. You’ll gain practical investigative and map skills, alongside presentation, debating and report writing skills, as you develop a broad, highly relevant ‘geographer’s skill-set’.
Why is the world’s population growing rapidly? What causes earthquakes? What role do humans play in climate change? Our GCSE Geography online course tackles relevant questions about our world, through engaging topics.
Geographers are highly employable – they have a great range of skills and a deep understanding of the world, so this course opens up a wide range of future career possibilities, and is great preparation for further study.
Our Geography GCSE course is ideal if you:
Section 1: Introductory skills
Section 2: Population
Section 3: Settlement topics
Section 4: Tectonic processes
Section 5: Geological processes
Section 6: Environmental processes
Section 7: Economic activity
Section 8: Resources
Section 9: Impact of economic development
Section 10: Investigative skills
Study IGCSE Geography with us and benefit from:
Choose when and where you access your course, using learn@nec our 24/7 learning platform.
This easy-to-use learning platform includes interactive checkpoints, quizzes and activities to help you evaluate your progress.
You’ll have access to support from a personal tutor. All NEC tutors are subject experts, with experience of supporting online learners.
Meet Alison who is just one of our first-class geography tutors.
Alison Leadbetter has taught Geography for more than 20 years. Throughout this time she has also tutored students privately for both GCSE and A level Geography for a number of examination boards. She has marked and moderated examinations in her post as regional advisor/moderator for edexcel. In recent years she has also written and tutored for NEC. Alison currently teaches at an independent sixth form college in Harrogate.
*The specification suggests that 150 hours is needed. You’ll also need time to complete assignments and prepare yourself for exams and some courses like English literature involve a lot of reading. Everyone is different so it’s impossible to say with certainty how long a course will take you, but you should expect to spend longer than 150 hours. Taken across the length of time we recommend, this equates to approximately 4 hours per week. This will increase if you choose to take it over a shorter time frame or may be less if you are retaking a subject and have covered a lot of of the course content.
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There is no non-exam assessment (NEA) for this course
We know that our younger students often need an extra helping hand with their studies. In our experience learning online works best when either a parent or guardian are involved. This is why NEC has developed our unique Progress Tracker to help you to support your child.
NEC’s Progress Tracker will allow you to easily track your child’s progress across their subjects and gain insight to how well they are doing through access to their assignment grades and tutor feedback.
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It’s your choice: you can pay in full at the point of enrolment, or you can spread the cost over monthly instalments with our finance offer. We offer a choice of six or 12 month repayment plans, with 0% APR as standard.
To pay in instalments you will need to enrol by telephone.
Course fee: £495
Amount of credit: £445.50
Monthly payment: £74.25
Duration of agreement: 6 months
Total repayable: £495
Rate of interest: 0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.
The National Extension College (NEC) work with finance company Deko. For more information on our relationship with Deko and repayment plans click here.
Study at your own pace.
There are no academic requirements for this course.
Course materials are written in English so a good level of written English is required.