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Religious Studies

At GCSE pupils study a range of highly relevant ethical topics, from the perspectives of two religions, Christianity and Islam.  They are challenged with questions about belief, values, meaning, purpose and truth, and are encouraged to develop their own, well-informed, attitudes to religious and moral issues.  

Pupils gain an appreciation of how religion, philosophy and ethics form the basis of our culture and develop analytical and critical thinking skills, the ability to work with abstract ideas, leadership and research skills.  All of these attributes are highly valued by further education establishments as well as prospective employers.

We study AQA GCSE Religious Studies. The topics we cover are:

  • Beliefs, teachings and practices of Christianity and Islam. 
  • Religious beliefs concerning sex, marriage and divorce, families, and gender equality.
  • Religious beliefs concerning the Value and Origins of Life, abortion, animal experimentation and euthanasia.
  • Religion and Peace and Conflict, including violence, terrorism and pacifism.
  • Religious views on Crime and Punishment.

GCSE Religious Studies is one of the fastest growing subjects in the UK in terms of pupil uptake.  We teach subject material that is highly relevant to life in today’s society, and help equip pupils with the rigorous, high order, academic skills that are so much in demand in the current employment market.