IGCSE and GCSE Geography Case Studies


Nearly every question in paper 1 (CIE IGCSE Geography) finished with a case study question worth seven marks. To achieve a level 3 answer in these questions you must include specific case study knowledge. Below is a summary of some of the main case studies that I teach that you might be able to use in your exams.

Settlements Topic


Population Topic


Migration Topic


Rivers Topic


Coasts Topic

Plate Tectonics Topic


Industry Topic


Tourism Topic


Agriculture Topic


Weather, Climate and Ecosystems Topic


If you have to talk about weather conditions in a tropical storm, talk about the Amazon Rainforest for tropical rainforests and the Sahara Desert for deserts.

Energy, Water and the Environment Topic


The last four case studies could also be used as case studies of industrial pollution in the industry topic.