Religious Studies

Religious Studies

Curriculum Intent

The purpose of the Religious Studies curriculum is to prepare and guide students to seek and develop understanding, give them the ambition to broaden their individual horizons beyond the mundane and allow them to realise how everything is truly interconnected. This, hopefully, will inspire them to search for a deeper meaning of existence and prepare them for the multifaceted world beyond the Academy. 

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 we seek to explore and understand the theological, historical, and anthropological foundations and expressions of religious worldviews and performances of the major world religions. The study of comparative religion is introduced to students, allowing them to acquire  knowledge on the origins of religious traditions and how they continue to meaningfully evolve for worshippers, both past and present.  

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, students who opt for the GCSE in Religious Studies study the beliefs and practices of Christianity and Buddhism. All other students study Core Religious Studies which allows young people, growing up in a diverse society, to understand the views and opinions of people whose beliefs and values differ from their own. It provides varied and enriching lessons that effectively prepare students for life in a culturally diverse modern world.