R.E. Department Aims
- To encourage pupils to interpret teachings, sources, authorities and ways of life in order to understand religions and beliefs.
- To understand and respond critically to beliefs and attitudes.
- To appreciate that individuals and cultures express their beliefs and values through many different forms.
- To understand how individuals develop a sense of identity and belonging through faith or belief.
- To explore the variety, difference and relationships that exists within and between religions, values and beliefs.
- To explore some of the ultimate questions that confront humanity, and responding imaginatively to them.
- To understand how moral values and a sense of obligation can come from beliefs and experience.
- To evaluate their own and others’ values in order to make informed, rational and imaginative choices.
- To investigate the impact of religious beliefs and teachings onindividuals, communities and societies, the reasons for commitment and the causes of diversity.
- To explain religious beliefs, practices and commitments, including their transmission by people, texts and traditions.
- To evaluate beliefs, commitments and the impact of religion in the contemporary world.
- To express insights into the significance and value of religion and other world views for human relationships personally, locally and globally.
- To enhance pupil’s spiritual and moral development, and contribute to their health and wellbeing to enhance pupil’s personal, social and cultural development, their understanding of different cultures locally, nationally and in the wider world and to contribute to social and community cohesion.
In Religious Studies you will develop transferable skills which employers and colleges look for.
- clear & logical thinking
- critical evaluation
- literacy & expression
- problem solving
Religious Studies is a desirable GCSE to have in professions such as:
Journalism, The Police force, Armed Forces, in Social Work, youth and community work, and teaching to name but a few.