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Religious Studies Philosophy, Ethics and Theology

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Care
RS has a valuable place in helping pupils understand themselves and the world they live in, by developing awareness of various personal and institutional frameworks for living and beginning to make sense of the enormous complexity they confront in relation to religion and worldviews. RS helps pupils to engage in the search for personal meaning in a pluralistic world. We encourage personal reflection and learning from others. The pastoral nature of our subject and our staff seems to encourage some pupils to approach us for support when needed.

Contribute
Our pupils come from diverse religious and non-religious backgrounds and their experience of RS should allow them to feel included in exploring their world from their own starting point. RS aims to cultivate humility, seriousness, hesitation, imagination and articulation. It is a safe space for discussing difficult and controversial issues, reflecting on personal attitudes and recognising how different worldviews have power and influence in societies and cultures. Pupils have opportunities to contribute in many ways in the curriculum and beyond through; class discussions, the Year 8 (NATRE) Art in Heaven Competition, the Year 11 and Year 13 Holocaust in The Netherlands study visit, guest speakers at GCSE (eg. Christian Union talk on the persecuted church), the Sixth Form Philosophy and Ethics Society (recent guest speakers include Dr Brian Black, Dr Erinma Bell, Dr Elaine Storkey), the Lessons from Auschwitz project and the Solutions Not Sides workshop with speakers from Palestine and Israel.

Challenge
The academic nature of the subject demands attention to coherency and logical chains of argument as well as the development of the ability to present and maintain a written line of argument. It also prompts reflection on personal worldviews in the light of our studies. RS invites pupils to engage in sensitive discussion of difficult and controversial issues, encouraging them to learn to articulate their ideas cogently, while respecting the rights of others to differ from their own approach.

GCSE Exam Board Edexcel Religious Studies:
Specification B

If you require further details, please contact:
Ms F Aldcroft, Head of Religious Studies.
 

Useful Links
BBC Religion and Ethics BBC Teach - A-Z of Religion
Cumbria & Lancashire Education Online Humanism  

 

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