Religious Studies aims to promote religious understanding and appreciation of people from all backgrounds. Religious Studies equips pupils to meet the circumstances of living in modern society, and become good citizens. It promotes a sympathetic understanding of religions, including both those that are locally represented and those which have been formative in the lives of people in the history of the world. Students will be challenged with questions about belief, values, meaning, purpose and truth, enabling them to develop their own attitudes towards religious issues. Through Religious Studies, pupils gain an appreciation of how religion, philosophy and ethics form the basis of our culture. They develop analytical and critical thinking skills, the ability to work with abstract ideas, leadership and research skills.
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|Theme D: Religion, Peace and Conflict
Theme E: Religion and Punishment
Theme A: Religion, Relationships and Family
Theme F: Religion, Human Rights and Social Justice
|Theme F – Religion, Human Rights and Social Justice
Internal assessments take place every half-term.
KS4 Exam Board Specification: AQA GCSE Religious Studies (8062)
The Department runs a number of visits to various places of worship in West Yorkshire, and invites faith representatives from the local community into the Academy to discuss issues of faith and identity in our multicultural society. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.