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Religion, Philosophy and Ethics


In Religious Studies, students have the opportunity to explore the major world religions as well as non-religious views such as atheism and humanism. Students will gain a broad understanding about the key beliefs and practices of the six major world religions: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism and Buddhism.

Religious Studies encourages critical thinking, develops analytical and evaluative skills and prepares students for the skills needed to succeed in higher education. Through the study of religion students develop their understanding of tolerance, religious pluralism and multiculturalism in a changing world. Religious Studies also allows students to focus on British values and the impact of religious pluralism on British society.

Religious Studies is an extremely important subject in the curriculum, which seeks to address and challenge common misconceptions and stereotypes found in society. Students assess the impact of the media on religion, human rights and the variation between different religious denominations and sects.

Religious Studies Curriculum Intent Statement

Religious Studies Curriculum Road Map

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