Religious Studies is an essential part of life at King’s.
It doesn’t just happen in the classroom but in every aspect of school life, in terms of the values and respect shown to each other and in the way our pupils are encouraged to respond to the issues and challenges of our day.
Through the Generic Religious studies programme across the 3rd and 4th Form, pupils get an opportunity to investigate some of the key religions of the world and also to grapple with many of the Ethical issues that have shaped and divided our world; the ethics of war, Radicalisation, Human Rights, Terrorism, Trafficking Abortion and Environmental Stewardship, to name a few.
At King's we study AQA GCSE Religious Studies A.
Paper 1 - Covers in-depth study of 2 religions; Buddhism and Christianity, looking at Beliefs and Practices of each.
Paper 2 - Covers 4 ethical themes, those of Religion and Life, Crime and Punishment, Peace and Conflict, Human Rights and Social Justice.
Former students say, "RS is the subject that challenged me most and was an education for life," and, "If I had not done RS GCSE then I would not be informed and able to evaluate my beliefs on issues that one day we will all have to decide on."
At King’s we teach A-Level Philosophy. The specification is structured around four of the weightiest questions discussed by the world’s greatest minds:
These are fundamental questions and the material covered in the specification not only provides pupils with a good understanding of how these debates have been framed over the centuries, but also acts as a springboard for consideration and discussion of their own ideas.