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Religious Education

The Religious Education curriculum is based on developing a passion for Religious Education, including Philosophical Thought through the development of subject specific knowledge, discussion and skills. We intend to lay the foundations of a secure knowledge base presented in the Northamptonshire Locally Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. The principal aim is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and world views address. We aim to teach students a variety of religious and world views in a variety of topics to allow students to understand belief, express opinions and how to be tolerant of people with different faiths.  Over the course of study, students will gain an understanding of the six main world religions. Skills of reasoning, explanation, analysis, discussion, evaluation, synthesis, textual analysis, and enquiry are key to students being successful in this area of academia.

We aim to embed current affairs into our curriculum so that students are able to recognise the impact that religion, philosophy and ethics has within the world. Students will be taught to think critically, so they can leave the school with necessary skills to hold their own critical view of the world. We also aim for students to identify their own beliefs and moral codes, be those religious or non-religious and to help them approach life choices with confidence at the same time as understanding the local and national context. The curriculum also supports wider school priorities such as SMSC, Employability and Core British Values.