‘Geography explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future. What could be more important than that? ‘
At St. Matthew’s, we teach geography so that our pupils will gain a good understanding of the world of today and of the changes to our locality and wider world over time. We want to harness our young geographers’ natural curiosity and ensure that they leave us with the confidence to explore the subject in more depth as they progress on their educational journey.
The study of geography is about 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.’
Our geography curriculum is designed to improve our pupils’ knowledge and understanding of human and physical geographical features and to challenge many widely held misconceptions about the world in which we live. Our overall goal is to develop our pupils’ skills so that they can think creatively and communicate their ideas coherently..