Religious Studies

The Religious Studies department is housed in a suite of two main classrooms.

Religious Studies is taught within the Humanities Faculty. We have two specific classrooms and an adjoining office. We are a very successful department which can boast year on year academic success with students generally meeting or exceeding their target grades and as a department we have a pass rate at GCSE and A level that is above the national average.  We have two subject specific trained staff along with two staff in the humanities department and a special interest in the subject with one, an Advanced Skills Teacher (AST). We have a variety of learning mentors that cater for the Personal Individual Plans (PIPs) of the students to meet their needs. 

At key stage 3 students have 1 lesson a week. At Key stage 4 they have 3 lessons a week and at key stage 5 they have 5 lessons a week. Each lesson consists of an hour. Subject support is offered one hour after school each week to offer guided support with student’s work. 


Key Stage 3

In year 7students cover the following topics: Milestones, Quantum of knowledge, Who is Jesus? Key beliefs and practices of Buddhism,  and Holy Books.

In Year 8 students will cover: Pilgrimage, Sikhism, Islam and Judaism, What is significant about the crucifixion and the resurrection?, Christian Faith in Action

In year 9 students will study: Ultimate Questions, Mind, Body and Soul, Sanctity of life, Capital Punishment, Charity, Change makers and Death 

Key Stage 4 & 5

For a detailed breakdown of the GCSE and A-Level courses students will study please visist the links below.

AQA GCSE Specification
AQA A-Level Specification

Department Staff

Name Position
Mrs C Hodgson Teacher of R.S. / Head of Humanities
Mrs J Craig Teacher of R.S. / KS4 & 5 Co-ordinator
Mrs K Mancini Teacher of R.S.
Miss Wood Teacher of R.S.
Mrs D Kelly Learning Mentor
Miss R Humble Learning Mentor
Miss E Jackson Learning Mentor

Exam Specifications

Exam Specification
A-Level AQA

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