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Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics

Religious Studies, Philosophy & Ethics 

We teach Religious Studies, Philosophy & Ethics to

  • Encourage student’s enthusiasm for the subject. Widen student’s interpretations of religion, philosophy and ethics. Develop student’s passion for personal beliefs and nurture an environment of acceptance and understanding.
  • To inform and develop pupil’s values as global citizens. To apply pupil’s values to current international developments.
  • Develop individual’s knowledge and understanding of the religions and beliefs which form part of contemporary society.
  • Provoke challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and nature of reality, issues of right and wrong, and what it means to be human.
  • Develop pupil’s knowledge and understanding of Christianity along with other main world religions such as Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism & Buddhism as well as non-religious views such as humanism & atheism.
  • To dispel any misconceptions regarding religions and key moral/life questions. Also tackling the issues of problems such as extremism & radicalisation.
  • To contribute to pupils’ personal development, well-being and community cohesion by promoting mutual respect and tolerance in a diverse society.
  • To make important contributions to other parts of the school curriculum such as citizenship, personal, social, humanities and many other subject cross links.
  • To offer opportunity for personal reflection and spiritual development, deepening the understanding of the significance of religion in the lives of others – individually, communally and cross-culturally.
  • To contribute to the social, moral, spiritual & cultural programme.
  • To build students communication skills enhancing both speaking and listening, being able to communicate with a variety of people from different walks of life, faith and culture.
  • To build students literacy skills and critical thinking skills. Being able to interpret text, develop points and use subject specific language and key terminology.

Curriculum Maps

Year 7 8 9 10 11 12 and 13 Religious Education