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We live in a world of different belief systems and values. Religious Studies looks at fundamental questions about life, death and the purpose of our existence.

It examines issues facing people in all parts of the world and helps students to understand their own personal beliefs and how they might be able to influence events.

We support literacy by…

creating a curriculum that builds upon opportunities to enable students to develop their speaking, listening, discussion and debating skills. In Religious Studies we support literacy by offering opportunities to develop reasoned judgements and develop empathetic writing.


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How will my child be ‘set’ in this subject?

Students are set as in their English lessons.

How many periods a week will children spend learning this subject?

Students will study RS for one hour a week.

What are the career opportunities of this subject?

A qualification in Religious Studies is a stepping stone to a wide range of future opportunities.  The skills you develop will support you in further studies and employment.   Furthermore, as you enter the world of work, you will be expected to work alongside people with different beliefs than your own.   Religious Studies will teach the skills and understanding needed to work with people of all faiths and cultures.    These skills are vitally important in all careers especially professions such as the police, retail, teaching, the law, the caring professions and the armed forces, in fact any profession that brings you into contact with other people.


Mrs. H. Klee

“Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths”

Muhammad Ali

“In Religious Studies we learn about other people’s beliefs and have a chance to discuss things like morals and ethics. Everything from the creation of the world; to tolerance, respect, forgiveness, and reconciliation; to ideas of the afterlife!”

Charlotte Martin, Year 9