Skip to content ↓

Two Rivers High School

Curriculum Statement

Two Rivers High School

National Navigation Award Curriculum Statement


Statement of Intent for the National Navigation Award curriculum:


The National Navigation Award at Two Rivers High School is a programme for young people who wish to learn land navigation skills. It is a personal performance, non-competitive, incentive scheme for all ages to learn navigation skills and gain confidence to get out and enjoy the countryside.



Aims of the National Navigation Award Curriculum:


In the days of GPS devices, the ability to relate to what’s around you with what is displayed on a map is a vital skill.  Unfortunately, without understanding maps and navigational skills, all students learn with a GPS is to walk from point A to point B…. as per the device’s instructions. Navigation students will develop essential outdoor skills and will have the ability to read the landscape to become successful navigators.



How do we implement the National Navigation Award curriculum?


Navigation is a gradual learning progression and when completed leads to three ongoing and advancing levels of achievement – Bronze, Silver and Gold Award.  Each of the levels encourages the exploration of local areas using simple maps and covers a range of practical skills and opportunities for competent navigation in all terrain types in any area of the UK.



Impact of the National Navigation Award curriculum:


At Two Rivers High School we provide a structured and progressive learning system for young people to learn land navigation skills.  These fundamental and essential land navigational skills will encourage our students to explore and develop their confidence to discover and navigate in the countryside.