Religious Studies has changed significantly over the last twenty years. Not so long ago it was about understanding Christianity from a Catholic or Protestant point of view. Today it attempts to teach about religion and other beliefs and how these impact on life as a whole. With globalisation and migration and with 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.
The RS team’s aim is
- to enthuse students to consider perspectives other than their own
- to develop students’ ability to express their views and that of others
- to develop the ability to explain and discuss
Key Stage 3
Year 7 study four units and have one RS lesson a week:
- What is Religion?
Year 8 study four units and have one RS lesson a week:
- Inspirational People
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.