The study of geography is more than just memorising places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exist across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together” – Barack Obama
Geography is the study of the earth and it is our intent at St Peter’s school for Geography to generate a curiosity about the world in which our students live. As a multicultural school our teaching will allow students to gain a full appreciation of the diversity of different countries and the people who live in these countries. We encourage our students to look beyond the ‘single-story’ of a place and to ask their own geographical questions to extend their understanding.
In Geography, students will gain a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human process with up to date real life examples used to support their learning. We teach beyond the curriculum, equipping our students with the skills to reflect upon their own place in the world and how their day to day actions impact on the world.
As our students progress, we encourage them to deepen their understanding of the interactions between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments at a range of scales. We want our students to gain confidence and practical experiences of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills so that they can explain how the Earth’s features change over time. The geography curriculum allows students to build upon their own global and cultural links to give a considered response as to how Huntingdon connects to different places around the world.
Geography at St Peter’s prepares students for the future world with transferable skills and an understanding for both the world in which we live today and in the future. Through this we will develop globally conscious young people, who will be able to contribute this global thinking to the world beyond school.