“The need of the moment is not one religion, but mutual respect and tolerance of the devotees of the different religions.” - Gandhi
Religious Studies is a core subject at Biddenham as we believe it is important in a diverse multi-religious and multi-secular society to understand and respect one another especially when, or if, we disagree with their beliefs. Every student will have one lesson per week in key stage 3 and two lessons per week in key stage 4. Every student will take GCSE Religious Studies in Year 11.
As a department we are ambitious and our curriculum is designed to give all learners the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in life. We do not promote a particular religious or non-religious belief, but encourage our young people to ask questions. During their time at Biddenham, students will cover a range of topics aiming to understand their own and others' stances on a range of topical and controversial issues whilst respecting those with beliefs which are different.
Our aims are to: