Religious Education gives students the opportunity to develop an understanding of the beliefs, values and traditions of a variety of religions. In addition, students will consider religious and other responses to moral issues and identify, investigate and respond to fundamental questions of life raised by religion and human experience.
Through Years 7 and 8, Religious Education is delivered as a series of modules within the framework of the Humanities curriculum.
At GCSE, students study the wide array of religious attitudes to life, death, crime and punishment, along with Peace and War, environmental issues and the sanctity of life. Focussing on the key beliefs of Christianity and Islam, students learn the nature, relevance and application of the religions, evaluate different responses to religious and moral issues using relevant evidence and argument and are encouraged to give a personal response to aspects of the different issues which arise when studying religion.