With globalisation, migration and the world experiencing a variety of conflicts based on tribal and cultural misunderstandings and hatred, it is increasingly important that young people have a more enlightened view of others. In RS we encourage students to be able to understand not only the world around them, but also to be made aware of the 6 major world religions.
Mrs S. Jordan
|Subject Leader of RS, SMSC and CC Associate Leader|
Mrs S. Spicer
Key Stage 3
At Key Stage 3, Religious Studies is taught twice a week by two experienced teachers. We study the 6 major world religions over the course of KS3; Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and Sikhism. All units will be focusing on students’ ability to think about questions of meaning, in order to consider perspectives other than their own and to develop empathy, values and critical thinking.
Key Stage 4
GCSE Religious Studies is an option at KS4. It is taught 3 lessons per week and pupils work towards the GCSE from the AQA exam board. The course allows students to think about key modern day issues. Some of them will have directly been affected, or will have direct experience of them. Some will know through other people’s experience. Some may only know through the media influences. As effective RS students the aim is that they will be able to look at any modern world topic and realise the impact that religion may have on it.
Detailed Course Outlines can be downloaded below: