The purpose of this website is to provide revision notes for students preparing for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programme in Geography. It is a collection of lecture notes and resources from several years of teaching geography at the IB Diploma level.
I would like to express my deepest appreciation to the authors of the textbooks and online sources I consulted, some of which may not have been duly referenced for compelling reasons. As you navigate the pages, it is my hope that you would acquire the requisite knowledge and skills for passing the final examination. Comments, contributions or suggestions for improvement are welcome.
Note the adaptations for May 2021 Geography Final Examination. This applies to May 2021 exam candidates ONLY.
SL and HL Paper 1 — amended
The adapted requirement is for students to answer questions on only one option rather than two for SL and from three for HL.
SL and HL Paper 2 — amended
Section C is removed. Paper 2 will remain a common paper on geographic perspectives of global change for both SL and HL with the removal of section C, which is the extended response question where students are given a choice of two titles
For HL, the core extension paper 3 remains unchanged.
Outline of IB Geography syllabus:
Paper one: Geographic themes—seven options
Two options are studied at SL, and three at HL (Weighting: HL/SL-35%)
Paper two: Geographic perspective – global change (Weighting: HL-25%; SL-40%)
Paper three: Geographic perspectives—global interactions HL core extension (Weighting-20%)
Internal assessment (Weighting: HL-20%; SL-25%)