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religious studies

“Wisdom begins with wonder”  Socrates

Curricular Intent:

To develop informed, open-minded, and tolerant global citizens who engage critically with a range of diverse issues that challenge us as humans.  

Do you want a subject that requires rigorous thought? Do you want to critically evaluate a diverse range of issues that challenge us as humans, and that are relevant to a wide variety of careers? Do you want a subject that is multi-disciplinary, looking at issues from a philosophical, theological, sociological, and psychological perspective? If so, then A level religious studies is for you.

There are three components to A level RS, two of them with a philosophical emphasis:

  1. Buddhism
  2. Philosophy of religion
  3. Religion and ethics (moral philosophy

Students are taught by three teachers, each one specialising in one of the components above. A variety of teaching methods are used to engage and challenge students, whilst supporting them to achieve the best outcomes.

We aim to visit Buddhist centres and have speakers in to support the course. We also have links with Exeter university to enable students to explore future pathways.

The knowledge, skills and attitudes that are developed in A level RS are transferable to a wide range of degrees and careers.

For more information please click to download the Curriculum Document.

Useful Link: 

Religious Studies Career Guide 

Current Teaching Staff:  

Mrs D Bloomfield – Head of Department
Miss R Thompson and Ms K Williams

Examination board and syllabus:  

Eduqas Religious Studies