Religious Studies aims to promote religious understanding and appreciation of people from all backgrounds, beliefs and cultures. Religious Studies equips pupils to meet the circumstances of living in modern society, and become good citizens. It promotes a sympathetic understanding of religions, including both those that are locally represented and those which have been formative in the lives of people in the history of the world. Pupils will be challenged with questions about belief, values, meaning, purpose and truth, enabling them to develop their own attitudes towards religious issues. Through Religious Studies, pupils gain an appreciation of how religion, philosophy and ethics form the basis of our culture. They develop analytical and critical thinking skills, the ability to work with abstract ideas, leadership and research skills. Key to RS is the development of skills needed to form and express constructive opinions and arguments and to appreciate and respect the views and ideas of others.
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Exam focused sessions and revision in preparation for the final exams
Internal assessments take place every half-term.
KS4 Exam Board Specification: AQA GCSE Religious Studies (8062)
The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs and organises a range of educational visits throughout the year. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.