Our Curriculum: Religious Studies
The aims of Religious Studies in our school are to provide an academic curriculum that is challenging, inclusive and enriching. Our curriculum reflects the intent of the Locally Agreed Syllabus to teach a range of religions and ethical issues.
Our intent is to help students develop a love of Religious Studies and develop a tolerance and acceptance of different beliefs and cultures.
Our curriculum at Headlands is designed to build towards success at GCSE and A Level, as well as equipping students with important writing, evaluation and analysis skills to help them flourish in higher or further education, or in future employment.
The KS3 curriculum provides a broad and engaging range of topics covering both different religions and ethical issues, to help embed the skills of explanation, evaluation and looking at things from a different point of view. The Religious Studies curriculum explores beliefs and practices from a range of cultures and religions, in order to provide a lens for students to become increasingly aware of the diverse world around them.
The KS3 and KS4 curriculum enables students to prepare with confidence for GCSE. If chosen as an option, students will study for a GCSE with the largest UK examination board, AQA. Lessons are carefully sequenced, designed and differentiated to support the progress of students who have a range of starting points and levels of prior attainment, so that all students succeed and feel proud and confident in their achievements.
The Religious Studies Department is staffed by a dedicated and experienced team of subject specialists who work in close collaboration to support students’ engagement and attainment.
The success of our curriculum is evident in our students’ exam results and in the confidence with which they take the next steps in their education or employment options. We also judge our curriculum’s success in the ways that students engage with others and the tolerance and respect for each other.
Find out more information about our RS curriculum by clicking the links below.
Get more detailed information on what students look at on a term-by-term basis in each year group by clicking on the links below.
Click on the links below to see how students are assessed in Years 7, 8 and 9.