Why do we learn Religious Education?
Have you ever asked yourself some of life’s BIG questions – Why am I here? How did I get here? What is my purpose? Why are we different? Then Religious Studies is for you. One must be open to expressing your view and unafraid to listen to others. As a result, confidence and the ability to convey your thoughts accurately are vital to success in Religious Studies. Scholars will also examine the influence of religion on individuals, communities and societies. Understanding similar and divergent views of others will help scholars to become respectful and effective members of our multicultural society.
Throughout Years 7, 8 and 9 scholars will study Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Humanism. At GCSE scholars will develop knowledge and understanding of two world religions (Christianity and Judaism). In Year 10 we will delve into each of the two faiths beliefs and teachings, practices, sources of wisdom and authority, forms of expression and ways of life. While in Year 11 we will study 4 themes: Relationships & Family, Religion & Life, Peace & Conflict and Crime & Punishment.