Whitefriars Curriculum

Religious Studies

The pupils will learn the beliefs, teachings and practices of six world religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism). They will extend and deepen their knowledge by analysing how these religions have either adapted with the development of modern society. They will learn how religions function in an ever rising secular and plural climate. They will also learn to appreciate how aspects of religions have stayed the same throughout centuries.

Pupils will gain the tools to participate in open dialogue based on valid sources of evidence. Religious Studies will promote and facilitate respect for others regardless of their cultural, religious, socio-economic, and ethnic backgrounds. It will promote human understanding as one of the greatest priorities for our generation.

The pupils will study a curriculum designed to represent the multicultural, multi faith society in which the pupils live. This will enable them to be active contributors to life in modern Britain. The pupils will develop an appreciation for religions different to their own which will shape their development as tolerant and compassionate global citizens. The subject will help pupils develop curiosity about the world around them.

The curriculum ensures that pupils will know and remember the key information studied.