Geography at Old Swinford Hospital
Unit 1 – Physical and Human Geography
Core Physical and Human sections plus one optional physical and one optional human section. Physical includes rivers, floods and management and cold environments. Human includes global population change and health issues.
Unit 2 – Applied Geography
Students develop the ability to use and apply a variety of geographical skills. Students apply their knowledge and skills from unit 1 to unseen information/resources and with reference to fieldwork.
Unit 3 – Contemporary Geographical Issues
Possible subject matter includes plate tectonics and associated hazards, weather, climate and associated hazards, challenges facing ecosystems, world cities, development and globalisation, and contemporary conflicts and challenges.
Unit 4 – Geographical Issue Evaluation
The skills that are used in Geography make students of potential interest to a variety of employers. The close links between the subject and the world around us makes for a long and varied list of career choices.
Previous year 13 Geographers went on to study a variety of courses at University. These include Human and Physical Geography, Earth Sciences and Computing, Construction Management, Geological Science and Town Planning.
Fieldwork is all part of the subject. Both Year 12 and Year 13 undertake fieldwork. Residential field work takes place in November for Year 12,and Year 13 complete field work in Birmingham.
“What is knowledge worth if we know nothing about the world that sustains us, nothing about natural systems and climate, and nothing about countries and cultures?”
Jonathan Poritt (environmentalist)
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Old Swinford Hospital directly.