- Religious Studies is a vibrant and valued subject that sits at the very heart of the school. Our aim is to provide pupils with a first class study of the beliefs and practices of the World’s major religions that will enable them to gain an excellent understanding of the importance that religion and religious themes play in the everyday life of people in Great Britain and all over the world. The department echoes the school mission statement as not only do we strive to ensure that all our students make excellent academic progress but we equally value the promotion of skills and experiences that will enable our students to develop personally.
- Step into a Religious Education classroom today and you’ll find a vibrant and diverse subject. Lessons explore the teachings of different religions and worldviews, including Christianity, and the key questions that fascinate pupil about God and worship, authority, beliefs and values, truth, meaning and purpose.
Religious Education offers pupils the opportunity to explore their own beliefs and reflect on the challenges of serious commitment. It allows them to investigate how different beliefs have shaped individuals, families, communities and cultures.
There is an emphasis on teaching about Christianity, pupils are also taught about the other faiths that are present in the United Kingdom, such as Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Humanism. Pupils should learn about the principle practices and beliefs of Christianity and compare them to those of other faiths.
Pupils are encouraged to respect the beliefs of others, and to understand the values shared by all the major religions – honesty, caring, forgiveness and justice.
If you do not want your child to take part in the religious education provided by the school, you may request that they are withdrawn from the classes and provide the religious education that you would prefer they are taught.
- Pupils will study the beliefs, teachings and practices of Christianity specified below and their basis in Christian sources of wisdom and authority. They will be able to refer to scripture and/or sacred texts where appropriate. Pupils will study the influence of the beliefs, teachings and practices studied on individuals, communities and societies. Common and divergent views within Christianity in the way beliefs and teachings are understood and expressed should be included throughout.
Pupils will study the beliefs, teachings and practices of Islam specified below and their basis in Islamic sources of wisdom and authority. They will be able to refer to scripture and other writings where appropriate. Pupils will study the influence of the beliefs, teachings and practices studied on individuals, communities and societies. Common and divergent views within Islam in the way beliefs and teachings are understood and expressed should be included throughout.
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