At High Down Schools we believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. We aim to provide a geography education that inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
Through our geography curriculum, we aim to equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
We want the children to be active participants in their learning and become engaged in their local environment through fieldwork and trips. As the future generation responsible for our planet, we want our children to have a sense of respect for the world and to understand environmental issues and ways to become involved global citizens.