Religious Studies

Our Vision: To ensure students have a deep knowledge and understanding of the significant role religion has and does play in their world. This will be achieved by delivering an ambitious, knowledge-rich curriculum.

We have five key aims:

  1. To develop a deep knowledge and understanding of the origins, development and diversity of the key beliefs of the major world religions.
  2. To ensure by the end of KS3 students have acquired a body of knowledge that prepares them for the rigours of GCSE.
  3. Ignite students’ interest with engaging content and questions that spark discussion and help pupils think critically about philosophy and ethics.
  4. In both KS3 and KS4 to deepen knowledge of ethical dilemmas humans face, and how both religious and non-religious people use a value system to determine their actions.
  5. To ensure students at KS5, are given a challenging and highly academic curriculum that develop critical thinking abilities.

Year 7:

  • Theme 1: Old Testament – Genesis (Judaism and Christianity)
  • Theme 2: Old Testament – Exodus to Exile (Judaism and Christianity
  • Theme 3: Judaism – history, belief and the modern world (partial)

Year 8:

  • Theme 1: New Testament: Life and teachings of Jesus
  • Theme 2: New Testament: Jesus in Jerusalem
  • Theme 3: Christianity: History and Belief
  • Theme 4: Christianity in the modern world
  • Theme 5: Islam: History and belief
  • Theme 6: Islam in the modern world

Year 9:

  • Theme 1: Religion, social justice and human rights
  • Theme 2: Philosophy of Religion and the existence of God
  • Theme 3: The environment and animal rights
  • Theme 4: Judaism in the modern world: persecution
  • Theme 5: Conflict and Terror project (Humanities)

Year 10: (compulsory for all students)

  • Theme 1: Religion and Conflict
  • Theme 2: Religion, crime and punishment
  • Theme 3: Ethics: How should we live our lives?

Year 11: (compulsory for all students)

  • Theme 1: Relationships and Families
  • Theme 2: Medical Ethics: Abortion and Euthanasia

Please note at KS4 & KS5 not all courses run every year – timetabling is reliant on student interest. 

KS4 GCSE Religious Studies 2023-25 (Sept start)DOWNLOAD INFORMATION
KS4 GCSE Religious Studies 2022-24DOWNLOAD INFORMATION

Please note at KS4 & KS5 not all courses run every year – timetabling is reliant on student interest. 

2022-24 Philosophy, Ethics & ReligionDOWNLOAD HERE
2023-25 Philosophy, Ethics & ReligionDOWNLOAD HERE

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