Religious Education is a popular and challenging subject, studied by all students throughout Key Stages 3 & 4 and with excellent GCSE results. It is also a popular choice at A-level.
The aim of our rich and varied curriculum is to enable students to be religiously literate as well as accomplished critical and philosophical thinkers. We encourage all students, whatever their faith stance, to understand the impact of religious belief and to reflect carefully on their own values and beliefs. Varied teaching approaches engage and involve those with religious beliefs and other worldviews. Lessons frequently involve discussion and evaluation of the basis, nature and implications of religious belief and prepare students for the spiritual and moral challenges of the future.
Enrichment and Extra-Curricular Activities
At Key Stage 3 and 4 students have the opportunity to visit Westminster Abbey and other places of worship, as well as to speak to visitors from religious and other believers. In Year 9 there is a Faith Forum activity in which students spend a day encountering and learning from representatives of the six major world faiths.
At A-level students participate in a variety of revision conferences and in a department-led revision residential towards the end of Year 13.
The department plays a major role in debating in the school, where many topics are directly relevant to the RE curriculum.
- PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
- RELIGIOUS ETHICS
- NEW TESTAMENT STUDIES: