Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics

Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics is a popular and successful subject at our school. As a diverse school, we see our role as essential in supporting students to understand and appreciate other faiths and cultures. We also support students in understanding how different moral codes influence society and help them develop an understanding of their own opinions and influences. Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics is taught in dedicated classrooms which house specialist resources and artefacts.

In Year 7 and 8 students follow our KLAS curriculum, and learn about “The Story of Religion” and how views of God have evolved. Students will develop as theologians by identifying key views of God/gods gained from a journey starting with ancient religions, moving to more current religions and studying scriptures and shared holy stories and analysing and evaluating what these stories teach us. They will finish the year looking at views of God has influenced religious practice.

Autumn Term
Ancient Religions
Vedic Traditions
The development of Judaism and views of God

Spring Term
The role of philosophy in the evolving view of God
The evolution of Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Summer Term
How changing views of God impacted religious practice through the study of the Khalsa, Shi's Islam and the Reformation.