Religious Studies

Key Stage 3

During Key Stage 3, our teaching of Religious Education offers pupils:

  • encounters with people from different religious, non-religious, cultural and philosophical groups, who can express a range of convictions on religious and ethical issues
  • visits, where possible, to places of major religious significance, locally, nationally and even internationally
  • contexts in which to discuss, question and evaluate important issues in religion and philosophy, including ultimate questions and ethical issues
  • time to reflect on and carefully evaluate their own beliefs and values and those of others in response to their learning in Religious Education, using reasoned and balanced arguments
  • situations in which to use a range of forms of expression, (such as art and design, dance, drama, ICT, music and writing) to communicate their ideas and responses creatively and thoughtfully chances to explore the connections between Religious Education and other subject areas, such as the arts, humanities, literature and science.

Key Stage 4 – GCSE

We deliver the AQA specification.  We focus on the options of Christianity and Islam. The themes we consider include:

  • Relationships and families.
  • Religion and life.
  • Religion, peace and conflict.
  • Religion, human rights and social justice.

We aim to help learners gain experiences of talking to people from different religions and arrange trips and visits. These pictures show our learners meeting an Imam at a local Mosque.

Key Stage 5 – A level

We deliver the OCR specification at A-level. We focus on Christianity and the course also has an emphasis on philosophy, especially in the second year. The units covered are:

  • Philosophy of religion
  • Religion and Ethics
  • Developments in Christian Thought

But don’t just take our word for it…

“It helps you look deeper into what you believe in. Also it is very fun!!” (HK, Yr10)

“It’s not just all about religion, it’s a lot more interesting and you learn about things like the big bang theory and evolution.” (FE, Yr10)

“I love RE because it allows me to learn about the religions of different people within society” (CL Yr 11)

“I have enjoyed this course so much because it allows me to discuss and argue controversial issues. I cannot wait to take it at A-Level!” (CM, Yr11)

Religious Studies is useful for a career in….

Medicine, Police, Armed forces and the caring professions (social work, nursing and probation service).

Preparation for A-Level:  Religious Studies, History, English, Law, Sociology Psychology, Government and Politics, Theology, Philosophy.

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  • Bay House School & Sixth Form, Gomer Lane, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 2QP
  • (023) 9258 7931

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