Department of Religious Studies
Our objective is to encourage our students to develop an extensive knowledge of belief and critically reflect on what it means to be human. Students are taught to explore issues within and across faiths, with the intent to understand different religions, values and traditions and their influence on individuals, communities and cultures.
Religious Studies plays a key role in promoting social cohesion and the virtues of respect and empathy, which are important in our diverse society.
It is intellectually challenging and personally enriching. We teach our students the key skills and knowledge required to enable them to succeed highly in all exams, whether internal at KS3 or external for GCSE and A Level.
We foster curiosity, debate and reasoned argument and help our students understand the place of religion and non-religious beliefs, in the modern world. Our students come from a wide range of primary schools, cultures, religious and non-religious backgrounds, we aim to ensure all students recognise and understand that ‘difference is good’, whilst gaining the knowledge necessary for sustained progress throughout years 7-13.
“We have high aspirations for our students in Religious Studies, providing an environment where students can explore personal questions of meaning and engage with the profound issues which face our community, society and the world.”
Mrs S Schofield (Department Leader)