The Geography Department, which also includes Travel and Tourism, is a strong team who are passionate about their subject and the skills and opportunities that the study of Geography can offer students. We have five full time subject specialists in the Department - Mr Elgar, Mrs Norton, Mrs Bellingham, Miss Ullah, Miss Bentley as well as Mr Butterwick who teaches both Geography and History.
Geography offers students a fantastic range of learning opportunities both within and outside the classroom, with fieldtrips forming an important part of the subject ethos. We systematically develop oracy and reading skills as well as developing a deep subject knowledge at Key Stage 3 that allows students to access both GCSE and A Level.
Our vision statement is at George Salter, we want students to understand human, physical and environmental factors that take place on a local, national and global scale. We want to develop our pupils understanding of the world around them through awe and wonder. Students will question the diverse world they live in and its social, economic and environmental impacts on place and space. They will develop the skills to interpret, evaluate and analyse data presented through maps, graphs and statistics and have the chance to present their findings to their peers.
Students in Geography will study a breadth of context at KS3 that works cohesively within the context of the curriculum. Geographers at George Salter Academy will be able to effectively make links with their learning across different subjects and realise the importance of Geography in a wider context. Students will have the opportunity to problem-solve a range of issues that affect the natural and human environment which will inspire their curiosity and fascination about the world. Geographers at GSA will leave the school with the skills required to be competitive in either higher education or employment.
The department offers a wide range of opportunities in order for all students to engage actively, to have exciting experiences and fulfill their potential within the subject at all key stages. There are after school homework clubs, Saturday booster sessions as well as extra lessons during school holidays.
Mr B Elgar (Head of Department), email: [email protected]