Religious Studies

The Religious Studies department aims to offer students an opportunity to explore their beliefs and opinions about life, spirituality and religion. We encourage curiosity, openness and respect in order to examine our experiences as human beings and appreciate the diversity of the world we live in. We provide a thorough grounding of knowledge about world religions, religious communities and people and guide students in applying this understanding to issues in our world.

Head of Department

  • Mrs J. Sims (Teacher in charge of RS)

Subject Staff

  • Miss N. Clarke

 

Key Stage 3

Making a Difference: considering the lives and visions of people who have made a difference to their world (e.g. Martin Luther King, Muhammad, Buddha, Jesus)
Discrete studies of world religions (Islam, Judaism and Hinduism).


Religion in the Modern World: investigating social and moral issues that affect modern society and the impact of religious ideas and teachings (e.g. poverty, refugees, equality and discrimination, the value of life).

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Key Stage 4

Students who choose Religious Studies as a GCSE option will explore the themes of good and evil, life and death, relationships and human rights, as well as studying the beliefs and practices of Islam and Christianity.

 

Key Stage 5

Philosophy of Religion and Ethics are studied as part of the A Level curriculum. Topics include ethical theories, the origins of the universe and human experience.

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

The department offers enrichment trips which include visits to local places of worship and a reflective walk.
Our year 7s are invited to be part of the Making A Difference club and at different times in the year speakers come from different faith communities to share their experiences.

 

Useful Websites and Links

TrueTube  https://www.truetube.co.uk/

WJEC website http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/religious-studies/r-religious-studies-gcse-2017/