IGCSE Geography (0460)
- Waugh, D (2009) The New Wider World (Third Edition) ISBN 978-1408505113
- Ross, S (2003) Essential Mapwork Skills ISBN 0748774092
- Cambers G. & Sibley S (2010) Cambridge IGCSE Geography Coursebook with CD-ROM ISBN 9780521757843
- CGP (1998) GCSE Geography: The Revision Guide
- Belfield, J., Gillett, J., Gillett,M., Rutter, J. (2012) Cambridge IGCSE Geography Student Book
- Kelly, D & Fretwell, M. (2012) Complete Geography for Cambridge IGCSE
- Phillipson, O. (2011) Heinemann IGCSE Geography
- Guinnesss, P & Nagle, G (2009) IGCSE Geography
- Wiegand, P. (2007) Oxford International Student Atlas
CIE will update the suggested resources, so check out the website at
[You do not need all the textbooks, but having at least one book that is CIE-endorsed will be helpful]
To have most success at passing the CIE examinations, it is important to read through the syllabus for the year that the student is taking the examination. It can be accessed on the CIE website athttp://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-igcse-geography-0460/
CIE Past Papers
1. Past papers for IGCSE Geography can be obtained from the CIE website under the specific subject at
There are examiners’ reports, question papers and marking schemes for one of the previous year’s exam sessions.
2. If you want more past papers, go to the CIE website and click on the publications tab. There are usually three years' worth of past papers, examiners' reports and marking schemes. For minimal cost, you get a CD-Rom with all the papers in your specific subject. Check here for the latest publications catalogue:
Prepared by an experienced Geography teacher, this site has material for teachers and students. There are some free resources, but this is a subscription-based site.
A very useful resource site, filled with data and statistics on a wide range of geographical topics. Compare different LEDC and MEDC countries for population, economy, agricultural and environmental information. For case study work, collect relevant data on countries studied. A worthwhile resource for teachers and students (though it has irritating pop ups).
An American-based site that has a lot of up-to-date information on all sorts of topics. Check out the seismic activity around the world for the last seven days, as well as plenty of resources under the Hazards and Education section.
This site contains links to other sites for GCSE topics. Additional materials can be accessed by going through the GCSE link and then following other links on the chosen topic. For IGCSE students doing Paper 4 (alternative to fieldwork), the Virtual Fieldwork section is worth visiting. Outline maps are also found on this site, and can be downloaded. The www.geoactive.co.uk site, which can be accessed through this site, can also be a useful resource. There is plenty of free topic material, under the Contributions section (best accessed through the Topics option). There is also a subscription section on this website.
A good revision site for students. This has many of the IGCSE topics in the Geotopics section. The information is presented in a bite-size, easy to understand style.
A useful resource for teachers and students who want to see different population pyramids for countries under study. Go to People and Households link, and then choose the International option. Under the quick links, choose the International Data Base (IDB) and then Data Access. Select the country, year of the population and then click on the population pyramid tab to see the structure. By choosing LEDC and MEDC countries, the population structures can be easily compared. The site can also show how the population has changed over time or is predicted to change.
Case study based material on various issues of global development. This is an internet magazine, and has useful information on water resources, tourism, urbanization and more. There are also Teacher’s notes, visual displays, mini-quizzes and more. Students may find this more interesting for case study work than looking through text books.
A website on sustainable technology throughout the world, concerned with agriculture, industry and energy resources. This is a useful reference tool and provides interesting case studies.
A reference tool for fieldwork carried out in and around Barcelona. There are field trips offered that cover GCSE topics, with supporting information on the website about particular areas. An interesting site.
The American-based CIA world fact book gives comprehensive data on every country in the world. Fascinating facts are based on geography, population, economy and more. A useful resource when gathering facts for case studies, or for comparisons.
There are Geography resources here that are shared by teachers, and include You Tube clips.
Quite an interesting site, full of links, short video clips, photographs. Some of the links are broken or need software installation. This site is probably best for teachers to use as a resource, for lesson ideas or to show specific examples.
This is the site of ‘What I learned in Geography this week’ and has lots of current information as well as study notes on various topics. Look at the Labels section on the site, as there are plenty of topics. Teachers can use this as a reference, resource or to guide students to particular topics.