Who we are
Mrs S. Bartlett
Miss E. Beattie
At Kings we ‘study’ religion which means that we build upon and move beyond the Religious Education students have experienced in KS1 & KS2. In Religious Studies lessons students will learn about the principal religions in Great Britain, Humanism and Philosophy. This enables pupils to develop respect for and sensitivity to others, in particular those whose faiths and beliefs are different from their own.
In KS3 Religious Studies we lay the foundations for GCSE, A level and beyond preparing pupils for adult life, employment and lifelong learning It encourages students to develop their sense of identity and belonging enabling them to flourish individually, within their communities and as citizens in a multi-faith and multi-cultural society and globally.
Examination Board: Edexcel
Religious Studies B – Beliefs in action IRBO
In addition to the skills acquired through the short course GCSE, Full course R.S. allows students to develop a holistic view of religion as well as giving students an opportunity to express their own beliefs and values.
Religious Studies develops transferable skills such as analytical and critical thinking which enable students to present a wide range of well supported arguments. These skills aid progression to AS and A level study.
RS is an excellent preparation for:
Students will study 2 religions split 50/50.
Two components will be chosen from the following;
Full GCSE RS allows flexibility in choice of religions studied and which components are selected.
Examination board - Edexcel
Examination – Two papers of 1 hour 45 minutes
There is no controlled assessment (coursework) element.
Religious Studies papers are designed to give access to the full range of grades and are not tiered.