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 key figures in the Old Testament and the life teachings of Jesus and Sikhism. PSE covers identity and diversity, puberty and bullying. In Year 8 attentions turn to the origins and beliefs Islam, Buddhism and religious heroes. Students will study crime and punishment, health and well-being and money matters. Year 9s then examine Judaism, medical ethics and the origins of suffering. PSE covers sex education and drugs and alcohol.
Key Stage Four
GCSE students carry out a study of Christianity and Islam, learning about their beliefs and practices. A number of philosophical and ethical topics are also studied which includes peace and conflict, crime and punishment and medical ethics. Assessment is via two exams.
Useful websites for students
Curriculum and revision:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/rs/ – this is good for videos
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ – the National Geographic Magazine is an American publication about geography, history and world culture.