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Religion & Philosophy

The Department

The Religion & Philosophy Department at Rose Bridge Academy is dedicated to the open study and exploration of religious beliefs and cultures. Pupils are encouraged to ponder the big questions of life and research a variety of moral issues enabling them to evaluate differing viewpoints. The curriculum content is determined by the Wigan SACRE and the Wigan Agreed syllabus. The Department uses a variety of teaching and learning strategies in its aim to make learning fun and interesting for all pupils. Religious Studies enables pupils to gain a better understanding of the world in which they live and their place within it. It also allows pupils to formulate their own opinions and ideas and to consider respectfully the viewpoints of others.

Year 7 - 9

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Religious Communities & Cultures. A study of Hinduism Religion and Medicine
A study of the Jewish faith. Moral Issues Ultimate questions
A study of Christianity. Prejudice and discrimination including responses to the Holocaust. A study of Islam
An investigation into the life and work of Jesus. Introduction to Ultimate Questions. Faith in Action
A study of Buddhism.
Religion and Media.

GCSE Religious Studies

Pupils who study Religious Studies at GCSE level will follow the WJEC Eduqas GCSE (9-1) in Religious Studies Route A. The course is made up of 3 Components.

Component 1 – Religious, philosophical and ethical studies in the modern world.
Component 2 – Study of Christianity.
Component 3 – Study of Judaism.

Religious Studies is an option subject and pupils achieve well and get some outstanding results. Many pupils also go on to study the subject at A level.