At King Ethelbert School, Religious Studies seeks to make a major contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils by helping pupils to appreciate diversity, evaluate different responses and influences, further creating and developing their own beliefs and values.
R.S enables pupils to acquire knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other principal religions represented in Great Britain. It gives pupils an appreciation of diversity and ability to understand the influence religious belief has.
Religious Studies teaching is streamed into two band groups to maximise individuals’ potential and development among peers.
In Key Stage 3 pupils look at the major religions of Hinduism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism. Understanding fundamental beliefs, practices, teachings and concepts.
In year 9 pupils extend their knowledge in Religious Studies by looking at controversial issues such as euthanasia, crime and punishment and drug abuse incorporating citizenship teaching with religious perspectives. All pupils sit an examination paper in Religious studies at the end of year 9.
All pupils in Year 10 undertake the AQA GCSE Truth, Spirituality and Contemporary Issues Short Course. This is then complimented in Year 11 by a short course in Citizenship.
Religious Studies is taught in accordance with the Kent Agreed Syllabus.