To make students tolerant and understanding of all religions and worldviews. We make RS relevant to all students and ensure they can make links with religion and society. Through our curriculum we address common errors and misconceptions that students may have due to the media and society. RS is centred on learning from and about religion. In lessons we create a sense of awe and wonder, where students challenge and question a variety of viewpoints. We equip students with the skills to debate, explain, empathise, evaluate and make moral decisions. We engage and enthuse students so they have a positive experience of RS. Crucially, our students deserve to know the very best of what has been thought, said and wrote.
They learn to weigh up the value of wisdom from different sources, to develop and express their insights in response, and to agree or disagree respectfully. Teaching therefore equips students with systematic knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and worldviews, enabling them to develop their ideas, values and identities.
The RS department aims to develop in students an aptitude for dialogue so that they can participate positively in our society with its diverse religions and worldviews.
Students gain and deploy the skills needed to understand, interpret and evaluate texts, sources of wisdom and authority and other evidence. They learn to articulate clearly and coherently their personal beliefs, ideas, values and experiences while respecting the right of others to differ.
2022-23 Curriculum Overview for Religious Studies
This gives details for each year group of curriculum content, recovery knowledge/understanding that will be revisited, and assessment for each half term across the academic year.