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Religious Studies and Statutory Religious Studies


Exam Results


Religious Studies students at Charters School are interested and motivated by events, people and beliefs. As part of a local and wider community they are up to date with news and current affairs. They read and learn about issues as well as learning from them. Pupils engage in dialogue and debate and enjoy critical thinking. Pupils study a wide multi-faith curriculum debating current affairs with thought-provoking topics.

This means:

  • Students will appreciate the significance of holy places, beliefs, traditions and culture around the world.
  • They will be able to identify, analyse and evaluate different interpretations of the past and reach a balanced and reasoned judgement. Places of Worship, Religion & the Media.
  • They will be able to confidently articulate their understanding of the past both in academic writing as well as through debate and discussion. Sanctity of Life, Science & Ethics.
  • They will appreciate the ethnic and cultural diversity of our community and thereby become inclusive members of our society. Religion, Human Rights & Social Justice.
  • Through reading and writing, they will develop a critical and enquiring mind, which appreciates the impact of individual endeavour and shows empathy with the past. Global Issues, Interfaith Dialogue.


Ms Bennett, Ms Magill, Mr Riches, 


Mr Cook


Key Stage 4 - AQA     Key Stage 5 - OCR


Years 7 to 13


Key Stage 3 

​Key Stage 4 

Key Stage 5


Students are taught Religious Studies once a fortnight at Key Stage 3 and all students are given the opportunity to follow an externally accredited course at both Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5, (see above).

Supplementary to this, students in Year 10 are all given a dedicated programme of study focused on Religious Studies based on the guidance provided by SACRE.

In these sessions students analyse and interpret a wide range of religious, philosophical and ethical concepts in increasing depth. They investigate issues of diversity within and between religions and the ways in which religion and spirituality are expressed in philosophy, ethics, science and the arts. They expand and balance their evaluations of the impact of religions on individuals, communities and societies, locally, nationally and globally. They understand the importance of dialogue between and among different religions and beliefs. They gain a greater understanding of how religion and belief contribute to community cohesion, recognising the various perceptions people have regarding the roles of religion in the world.

In addition to this, students in Years 7-13 gain a wider insight into religious, philosophical and ethical concepts within Year group assemblies, school excursions across a variety of subjects and within the Personal Development Lesson.

Agreed Syllabus


July 2022