Key Stage 3
KS3 RCS: It is our shared vision to ensure that all students receive high quality Religious and Citizenship education in line with National standards. Students will develop their spiritual, moral, social and cultural education through a holistic curriculum designed to stimulate and encourage individuals to be respectful and tolerant citizens in society. We aim to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work. Through this, we believe we can positively impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Our vision in Religious Studies is to enable students to explore beliefs and experiences, respect faiths, feelings and values and enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world. We continue to develop these core experiences for our young people throughout KS4, by ensuring students are financially literate, well supported in their choice of careers and prepared for the world of further education and work.
Religious and Citizenship Studies
Key Stage 4
Citizenship: We aim to encourage and support students in becoming responsible citizens that participate in the communities they belong to. Central to this is allowing students to learn the ways that they can become valuable members of society, through Active Citizenship. In addition, we aim to teach high quality lessons that inspire students, and allow them to explore the issues that they are passionate about. The GCSE Citizenship curriculum is broad and allows for students to explore issues such as immigration, multiculturalism, and the political and legal systems in the UK, as well as promoting British Values. Through developing and practising exam technique we will allow students not only to flourish in their exams, but also become well-rounded, compassionate adults.
GCSE Belief & Ethics: Students who choose to study Belief and Ethics will continue to develop their understanding of the ways in which religion informs values. Students will engage in ethical debates, moral dilemmas and learn how to approach these in a conscientious and respectful manner. By deepening knowledge of the significance of religion in the lives of others, students will reflect on the importance of diversity, equality and tolerance. We aim to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding to discern and value truth and goodness, strengthening their capacity for making moral judgements and gain a holistic understanding of the diversity of beliefs in the world today.