Key Stage 3

Students follow a thematic approach to various aspects of religion, belief and faith. These vary from festivals and key characters, to through to philosophical units, origins of the universe, the problem of suffering and death.

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

We aim to dispel myths and misconceptions by educating students about the importance of tolerance and respect. 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.

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.