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“Inspiring a love of learning”

‘The lessons and the teachers are really good and I’ve made so many more friends since starting the sixth form’ Emily, Year 12

‘I’ve been able to achieve a level of independence but still rely on the support of staff I know when I’ve needed it’ Beth, Year 13

‘To begin with I was nervous about meeting new people but everyone has been welcoming. The subjects I chose are right for me and the teachers are helpful. Coming here was the right decision’ A new student who started in Yr 12

“I taught in several schools and I was only blessed with sons but I firmly believe that if I had a daughter I would want her to go to this school because I am aware at first hand of the dedication of all of its staff to the care and education of the girls. This school does realise that it is precious cargo that it carries.” A former teacher

Religious Education

All students follow the AQA Full/Short Course GCSE in Religion and Citizenship and Life Issues. The examination course is studied one lesson per week starting in year 9 and followed through in years 10 and 11. The course includes an investigation of some ethical issues relevant in today’s society. It gives students the opportunity to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills. This course also offers students the opportunity to express their personal and informed responses to ethical issues whilst reflecting on the beliefs and opinions of others. Students also have the opportunity to investigate multiculturalism, relationships and Human Rights.

All students in Y10 and Y11 will study the AQA B2 syllabus. This includes content on:

Religion and Animal Rights.

  • Religious beliefs about the status of animals
  • Animal rights and protection of animals
  • The use and abuse of animals in experimentation, farming and sport.

Religion and Planet Earth.

  • Religious views on the nature of Planet Earth
  • The care and responsibility of the planet - stewardship
  • Contemporary problems – pollution, climate change etc.

Religion and Prejudice.

  • Types and causes of prejudice
  • The effects of prejudice
  • Religious believers who have fought prejudice

Religion and Early Life.

  • The sanctity and miracle of life
  • Abortion and the alternative – adoption etc.
  • Quality of life

Religion War and Peace.

  • Conflict including recent wars
  • Just war and causes of war
  • Religious believers and organisations working for peace and helping victims of war


Y10 and Y11 will also study different topics for their course. Y10 will study Unit 4 and Y11 will study Unit 6. These can be downloaded below.

 Unit 4 - Y10


Unit 6 - Y11


Students participate in discussion, group work, written work, role play, presentations and visits. Assessment Students will take two exam papers, answering four questions on each paper, based on the topics studied.


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