Our religious education and PSE provision encourages students to consider a range of views on important ethical issues such as poverty, war and justice. We encourage them to think about their own beliefs and respect those of others.
Our staff foster an understanding of the impact that beliefs have on the lives of followers of six major world religions.
Key Stage Three – RE and PSE
In Year 7, students are introduced to the three Abrahamic faiths, Judaism Christianity and Islam. Personal Development covers identity and diversity, puberty and bullying. In Year 8 attentions turn to the two Eastern religions, Hinduism and Sikhism as well the impact of Prejudice and Discrimination. In addition, students will also discuss in PD health and well-being and keeping safe, both online and offline. Year 9s will explore Buddhism, Medical Ethics and the Origins of Suffering. PD will cover relationships, sex education and youth crime.
Key Stage Four
GCSE students carry out a study of Christianity and Buddhism, learning about their beliefs and practices. Four different philosophical and ethical topics are also studied which includes Peace and Conflict, Crime and Punishment, Human Rights and lastly, Medical Ethics. Assessment is via two 1 our 45 min exams. The exam board taken is AQA GCSE Religious Studies A.
Useful websites for students
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