We aim to:
- To gain a knowledge and understanding of religious traditions, concepts and experiences through the teaching of Christianity and other faiths.
- To understand how faith and belief relate to the moral, cultural and behavioural aspects of life.
- To develop a personal search for a meaning and purpose.
- To develop an awareness of the dignity and integrity of others.
- The scheme of work is based on the Hertfordshire Agreed syllabus for Religious Studies.
The scheme of work is based on the Hertfordshire Agreed syllabus for Religious Studies.
Key Stage 3
- Pupils study Christianity and Islam. Units include:
- Who am I? looking at the nature of identity and how it is expressed through religious buildings.
- Who is Jesus? Exploring how Christians have expressed their understanding of the nature and role of Jesus.
- Who are we? Understanding the religious practices and lifestyle of Islam
- Pupils study Christianity, Judaism and Hinduism. Units include:
- Will you be my people if I will be your God? Exploring the beliefs and teaching of Jewish people.
- Resolving conflict. Exploring the values and morality of life in Jerusalem as seen from 3 religious points of view.
- Searching for meaning. Understanding how people of faith respond to the questions of purpose.
- Moving up? The faith of Hinduism
All students follow the OCR GCSE Philosophy and Ethics full course, which explores a number of philosophical issues from a Christian perspective in relation to religion.
Key Stage 4
Years 10 and 11
All students continue to follow the OCR Philosophy and Ethics full course. In KS4 they focus on a number of moral issues from a Christian perspective in relation to religion. Topics covered include:
- Medical Ethics
- Human Relationships
- End of Life
- Peace and Justice
- Religion and science
- Reason and revelation
Years 12 and 13
At AS and A2 Level pupils study the OCR GCSE Philosophy and Ethics course. Religious Studies A Level is a thought provoking and successful option in the Sixth Form. Topics covered include:
- Plato and Aristotle
- Philosophical arguments for the existence of God
- Challenges of Psychology and Sociology
- Free will and determinism
- Problem of evil
- Absolute and Moral Relativism
- Medical ethics
- Environment and Business Ethics
Throughout the year Sixth Form students will listen to thought provoking speakers on a number of controversial religious topics.