Geography

Rationale

Students at Haslingden High School are a very important part of that future, and the study of geography is vital to their deep understanding of and involvement in the world. Through diverse teaching strategies, we aim to equip students with a wide range of skills and knowledge which push them well beyond an examination, or the national curriculum.

We aim to give students an informed voice about the world in which they live; to allow them to engage in conversations about the world and to empower them in driving change on our fragile planet.

The curriculum at HHS is rich, engaging, and ambitious. By the end of geography at KS3, students will be armed with the skills to ask questions about the world and will have a good understanding of its physical and human elements and the interaction between them. We will ensure that students are well versed in the art of questioning why, how, and what something is – a vital skill on the journey to becoming a geographer and global citizen of the future.

The deep foundations laid in years 7, 8 and 9 will also support students onto the next phase of geography, should they choose to continue the study of the subject. By the end of a child’s geography journey at Haslingden High School, they will have a varied and rich comprehension of some of the most pressing world issues, and will understand how they can improve the world around them.

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