Key Stage 3

Students follow a thematic approach to various aspects of the 6 main religions. These vary from festivals and founders through to philosophical units such as ultimate questions and the problem of suffering.

The students study Christianity and at least two more religions as part of these topics, alongside atheism.

Students will develop their skills of evaluation and critical thinking from Year 7 onwards as well as improving their ability to discuss debate and write reflectively and in depth. These skills support learning at Key Stage 4.

Year 7

In Year 7 students learn about religious beliefs and practices, festivals and sacred places.

Year 8

In Year 8 students will look at the law and key beliefs, the lives of followers, rituals and non-religious faiths.

Year 9

In Year 9 students consider the origins of the universe, suffering, death and immortality.