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Religious Studies (RS)

Aims and Overview of Religious Studies

As a Department we focus on:-

  • Developing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of religion, religious beliefs, values, practices, language and traditions and their influence on individuals, families, communities and cultures.
  • Developing pupils’ ability to make reasoned and informed decisions about religious and moral issues. To develop their own values, opinions and attitudes to relevant issues while also appreciating the religious and non-religious views of other people, helping pupils to understand religious diversity in society today.
  • Developing positive attitudes of self-respect and respect for others.


Mrs A Coombs (Head of Department)  
Mrs E Bothwell-Moore
Miss A Francis
Mrs G Patterson                 


The Department has three well equipped classrooms with computers, data projectors, interactive whiteboards, a variety of up-to-date textbooks and modern day commentaries.

Why study Religious Education?

Religion has been with humanity since the beginning of time. Religion is everywhere in life – television, films, music, literature, art, history etc.

Religious Studies helps pupils to:-

  • gain and apply knowledge to real-life settings
  • develop reflective and critical thinking skills
  • develop verbal and written communication skills
  • manage information and write balanced arguments
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