Religious Studies delivers an important variety of topics that help young people understand the people, communities and world around them. The RS curriculum develops knowledge of the world’s main six religions in the UK with an appreciation that Christianity is the majority faith within the UK. They learn to identify key beliefs and practices of the main religions including Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism & Sikhism and explain their importance. They also explore the concepts of disbelief, Humanism, Atheism, and reflect upon their own beliefs, allowing for spiritual development.
The RS curriculum is designed to engage, inspire, challenge and encourage students to take an active interest in the world around them to develop their tolerance, understanding and respect of diversity towards other people.
As they progress through Key Stage 3, students are introduced to philosophical questions & contemporary ethical issues. They enable students to question, analyse, seek purpose and meaning, consider morality and tolerance of what it means to live in a multi-faith community.
Through our curriculum, students are encouraged to engage in reasoned debate, construct balanced arguments, hone their evaluative and analytical skills and show a meaningful awareness of beliefs and actions that vary from those of their own. Students have the opportunity to study RS further at GCSE level in KS4 and in our post-16 Religion, Philosophy & Ethics A’ level with the hope of continuing their studies at university.