Mrs S Stewart, Mr A Hamilton, Mrs B Hughes, Mrs B Lowth, Mrs J Mills, Mrs W Olphert, Mrs M Sandy, Mrs S Gordan.
In Year 8, students begin by exploring the impact that religion has had on our society and the values people can learn from religion. The first topic they study is what life was like in Bible times, followed by a Christmas project in which they design a Christmas card with religious significance. After Christmas Year 8 students study The Bible and its origins, and finish off the year thinking about who Jesus was.
The focus of Year 9 Religion and Ethics is faith and the impact that this has upon individuals and society within Christianity and world religions. This will be explored through looking at people past and present who have faith and why, such as Abraham, Moses, Elizabeth Fry and Celebrities today. Year 9 also have opportunity to consider how this impacts upon issues like creation, persecution and politics. Skills development throughout the year focuses on communication, including reading, writing, and in particular talking and listening.
Central to the year 10 course is the development of skills to prepare pupils for GCSE. The course explores these skills whilst building upon an understanding of ethical issues, including issues of life and death, forgiveness, prejudice and discrimination. Pupils continue to develop their knowledge of world religions through a focus on Islam and its beliefs.