Religious Studies Curriculum
Our curriculum aims to ensure all students are engaged, challenged and inspired by learning about world religions and world views and understand that studying this subject helps us to develop beliefs and values, promoting the virtues of respect, tolerance and empathy.
Religious Studies will include enquiry into, and investigation of, the nature of religion, its beliefs, teachings and ways of life, sources, practices and forms of expression. It includes the skills of interpretation, analysis and explanation. Pupils will learn to communicate their knowledge and understanding using specialist vocabulary. Pupils will learn to develop and communicate their own ideas, particularly in relation to questions of identity and belonging, purpose and truth, and values and commitments.
Our curriculum will ensure all students develop their ability to explain and analyse religious beliefs and thematic studies using an understanding of concepts, demonstrated in their responses to end of year tests, assessments, classroom-based tasks and independent learning tasks. Our curriculum will help create mature, inquisitive well-rounded individuals, who will make a positive contribution to society by demonstrating understanding and respect to those around them, whilst having empathy for their beliefs.
In KS4 all students study religious studies delivered alongside our PSHE curriculum. In addition we offer RS as an optional subject from Year 10.