Religious Studies

Religious Studies

Religious Studies is an important subject for everybody, not just because of its significance in current world affairs, but because it links so strongly into many other fields – music, art, history, politics, social and cultural issues, global economics – the list is endless.

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Religious Studies is an important subject for everybody, not just because of its significance in current world affairs, but because it links so strongly into many other fields – music, art, history, politics, social and cultural issues, global economics – the list is endless.

The Religious Studies Department is one of the most successful departments in the school, having over 80 years' worth of teaching experience with 6 dedicated members of staff. In 2018, GCSE students were examined on the new AQA GCSE examination and the results were excellent, with 80.5% of students gaining grades 9-5 - this is well above the national average. We are also pleased with our A Level results whereby 75% achieved A*-B grades, with 100% pass rate with the new OCR specification. Again, this shows that we perform above schools nationally.

For us though, it’s not just about the results. We love our subject as it's so diverse- from considering how Christians view God as Trinity, to questioning whether morality has anything to do with religion, whether art can express our innermost thoughts, or if equality is achievable within our lifetime, Religious Studies gives students the opportunity to use their skills of questioning, analysis, enquiry, evaluation, creativity and communication- all which employers require of a well-rounded employee. In a society that craves so many answers and gives such a diverse set of views, RS give students the opportunity to examine and express their own beliefs andopinions, as well as those of others.

 

 

 

 

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