The curriculum follows the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education Pan-Berkshire 2018 – 2023. Students explore and evaluate religious concepts and questions relating to religion giving them opportunities to reflect upon their own personal views. Two main aims of RE stated within the syllabus are to learn about religion and to learn from religion. Students will acquire and develop ‘knowledge and understanding of Christianity, other principal religions and world views’ and will develop ‘understanding of religions and beliefs, teachings, practices and forms of expression’ and their influence on communities.
RE teaches students to respect others’ views and to communicate their own views in a respectful and sensitive way. It prepares students for adult life as it encourages them to consider moral issues and their own views whilst learning about different societies, cultures and religions. It encourages students to develop their own sense of identity and belonging within a pluralistic society and global community.
Religious Studies can be chosen as a GCSE and/or A-Level.