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“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi
Religious Studies plays an integral role in the spiritual, social and moral development of our entire school community, regardless of individual religious beliefs. All pupils within the Academy study Religious Studies up to the end of Key Stage 4; at which point they sit the AQA specification GCSE examination, with a focus on Christianity and Islam.
The course is designed as a progression curriculum in which pupils build up and develop their skills, knowledge and understanding over time. In such a design, small pieces of information deliberately feed into a larger whole, allowing pupils understanding and awareness to grow in sophistication and complexity; not only recalling key information, but also incorporating their own viewpoints and evaluating the value of differing points of view. Specific focus is placed on delivering topics of study that are relevant to pupil’s lives, whilst also addressing key current ethical debates or philosophical questions that have captured the minds of our greatest thinkers.
Ultimately, Religious Studies is not about God - it’s not even really about religion! Rather, it encapsulates the essence of being human: providing us with the knowledge, understanding and respect to enable us to flourish within our diverse and ever-changing world.
Ms K Withers – Director of Holistic Education
Mr P Keleher – Subject Lead Religious Studies
Mr D Sukul – Teacher of Religious Studies
Mr J Johnson – Teacher of Geography and Religious Studies