Our Curriculum Intent
Teaching and Learning at KS3
In years 7 and 8, pupils will study one period of Religious and Multicultural Studies a week. During these lessons, they will cover a range of topics such as; Belief and Faith, Code Breaking, Poverty, the Environment and War and Peace.
Teaching and Learning at KS4
GCSE Religious Studies
Specification: AQA GCSE Religious Studies A
Pupils who opt for GCSE Religious Studies will have two lessons per week. Religious Studies is a stimulating GCSE that will provide opportunity for students to engage in current issues whilst developing social, cultural, political and historical awareness. Through studying Religious Studies, the students will develop an understanding of their own values and beliefs whilst gaining a greater sense of their own identity. The study of religion helps students to learn how to think critically, listen empathetically, speak thoughtfully and write clearly.
Component 1: The study of religious beliefs, teachings and practices. This will be assessed in year 11 through a written exam and is worth 50% of the final GCSE grade.
Component 2: Thematic Studies. This will be assessed in year 11 through a written exam and is worth 50% of the final GCSE grade.
Much of Religious Studies involves debate and discussion and all pupils will be encouraged to understand the viewpoints of other people whilst developing their own opinions.
KS4 Religious and Multicultural Studies
All pupils in Years 9, 10 and 11 will have an RMS session during form time each week. During these sessions, pupils will study British culture, Anti-racism, Christianity and Islam. Pupils will also participate in the NATRE Spirited Awards. The curriculum will broaden pupil’s knowledge, understanding and appreciation for others.
Pupils will also participate in RMS sessions during the school’s RSE days. Guest speakers will come into school to deliver sessions that focus on the significant and compelling nature of the subject whilst broadening cultural perspectives. This will also give pupils employer encounters as they will receive a first-hand experience of subject specific careers.