Welcome to RS,P&E
Our ethos is to provide a relevant curriculum across all key stages that allows pupils to learn about and from major world religions. We also aim to engage students thinking skills to explore philosophical and ethical issues. We aim to promote community cohesion and provide pupils with opportunities to explore diversity of thought, develop their own opinions on key issues and critically evaluate different points of view.
Students in KS3 will study aspects of the major world religions through engaging lesson and students led activities. Students will be given the chance to use their creativity and higher order thinking skills. Philosophical and ethical issues will be covered, offering students a chance to discuss and debate their points of view.
Students opting to study Religious Studies at GCSE will follow the AQA Specification A course. Students will focus on Christianity and one other major world religion; learning about relevant beliefs and practices and the reasons behind them.
Students will also study religious, philosophical, and ethical studies. This will include a choice from; relationships and families, religion and life, the existence of God and revelation, peace and conflict, crime and punishment and human rights and social justice.
Learning in KS4 will involve a variety of learning styles including; independent research tasks, group projects and presentations and class discussion.
Students in 6th form are currently following the AQA Philosophy and Ethics course. In year one, students have studied Epistemology and Philosophy of Religion. In year two, students will study Ethics and Philosophy of Mind.
Learning in KS5 will involve a variety of learning styles including; independent research tasks, group projects and presentations and class discussion. Students will be asked to use their creativity to explore key concepts further.