Religious Education

Religious Education

Subject Overview

Religious Studies is situated in A block.

Religious Studies is one of the richest subjects in the school curriculum – tackling the big philosophical questions in life.  As well as developing factual knowledge of moral and religious beliefs, it encourages students to ask questions about life and develops attitudes of confidence and thoughtfulness about themselves – skills which are needed to face common issues in the 21st century.

Following the Agreed Syllabus for Lancashire, students are encouraged to explore shared human experience, beliefs and values, religious traditions and personal meaning.

Teachers are passionate and dedicated in their commitment to provide an inclusive and nurturing education. Students are valued for their opinions and encouraged to develop their analytical and critical thinking skills  to encourage academic progression.

Religious Studies Staff

Mrs Birkin Head of Foundation Faculty
Mr Birkin Teacher of Humanities

KS3 Religious Studies

At Key Stage 3 religion is studied within the context of communities, sacred texts and philosophy. Each topic includes a mid and end of unit assessment which reflects ‘GCSE style’ exam questions. This allows students to develop their extended writing from year 7 and be fully prepared for the requirements of the GCSE course.

KS4 Religious Studies

At Key Stage 4, we follow the Edexcel Specification ‘B’. This specification reflects the fact that the religious traditions of Great Britain are, in the main, Christian, while taking into account other principal religions also represented. Students are continually assessed throughout the course, with both formative and summative assessments reflecting the GCSE exam structure.

The course is assessed through two examinations at the end of year 11.

“Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind”
Albert Einstein

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing”
Edmund Burke