- Religious Studies Team
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Extra Curricular
- Religious Studies Gallery
- Key Stage 3 - Year 7-9
- Key Stage 4 - GCSE
- Key Stage 5 - AS Level and A2 Level
Religious Studies at AGGS enables pupils to engage with relevant, contemporary and challenging questions that impact on all of our lives: questions about spirituality, meaning and purpose, the self and the nature of reality, right and wrong, equality and diversity, authority, global citizenship, and what it means to be human.
The Religious Studies Department comprises of a team of dedicated subject specialists. Our aim is to provide enjoyable, meaningful and thought-provoking learning experiences for every pupil. Our approach is academic, and our backgrounds ensure that all of our pupils can study religion from a wealth of different perspectives which includes archaeology, history, theology, ethics and philosophy.
As well as learning about religion opportunities are provided for pupils to learn from religion. Open-ended enquiry and curiosity are encouraged. Evaluation and reflection are embraced. Discussion and debate are plentiful. Their learning should lead them towards mature reasoning, independence of thought and moral awareness. It is hoped that pupils will make free and informed choices based on sound evidence as a result of a balanced presentation of the issues in class.
Religious Studies plays an important role in preparing pupils for adult life, helping them to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. The Religious Studies Department operates within the aims of the school to encourage personal development in its fullest sense, including the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all pupils. Religious Studies also makes an important contribution to the school’s duty to promote community cohesion, prompting pupils to consider their responsibilities to themselves and to others.
All pupils from Year 7 to Year 13 take Religious Studies classes in compliance with the Education Act.