Religious Studies

Years 7-9

There are two lessons of Religious Studies a fortnight.  In these lessons students follow the West Sussex Agreed Syllabus for RS and explore the major world religions. Students learn the foundations of each religion and have the opportunity to explore their own beliefs and values also.

We aim to provide students with the eagerness to learn about different faiths and cultures and the impact that this can have on individuals and the wider community. 

The following is studied:

Year 7:

Davison Values

The Island

The significance of Jesus today

What does it mean to be a Sikh?

Year 8:

What does it mean to be a Buddhist?

Christian Values

Beliefs and Ethics

Year 9:

What does it mean to be a Muslim?

What does it mean to be Jewish?

The Big Story (Bible)

Years 10-11

Students have the opportunity to study a GCSE Religious Studies and gain a full GCSE in the subject. 

The course challenges students with questions about belief, values, meaning, purpose and truth, enabling them to develop their own attitudes towards religious issues.

Students will also gain an appreciation of how religion, philosophy and ethics form the basis of our culture.  They will develop analytical and critical thinking skills, the ability to work with abstract ideas, leadership and research skills.  All these skills will help prepare them for further study.

In year 10 students have 5 hours a fortnight and sit two exams (1 hour 45 minutes each) at the end of year 11. The exam board they are following is AQA.

In year 11 students have 5 hours a fortnight and sit two exams (1 hour 45 minutes each) at the end of year 11. The exam board they are following is AQA.

Please note that as of September 2017 ALL Key Stage 4 students will be following the AQA specification.