We believe that Religious Studies at Canon Slade School enables every child to flourish and to live ‘life in all its fullness’. (John 10:10). It helps to educate for dignity and respect, encouraging all to live well together.
Our curriculum ensures pupils flourish through the provision of high quality religious education reflecting the Manchester Diocese Church of England Statement of Entitlement.
We teach a full curriculum that prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in modern Britain.
It guarantees that there is a breadth and depth of learning that builds up knowledge sequentially in a coherent and sensible way, leading to better long term retention. We aim to develop student’s analytical and critical thinking skills to enable them to present a wide range of well-informed and reasonable arguments across a wide range of topics.
By Year 11 a student of Religious Studies will have:
- learnt a vast range of keywords across the subject.
- an understanding of key religious teachings and be able to apply them to different situations.
- developed an appreciation of religious thought and its contributions to individuals, communities and societies.
- developed knowledge and understanding of two religions, enabling them to understand and articulate their own and others' beliefs, values and commitments.
- developed analytical and critical thinking skills to enable them to present a wide range of well-informed and reasonable arguments.
By Year 13 a student of Religious Studies will have:
- confidence in discussing their ideas.
- developed their interest in a rigorous study of religion and belief and relate it to the wider world.
- developed knowledge and understanding appropriate to a specialist study of Christianity.
- developed an understanding and appreciation of religious thought and its contribution to individuals, communities and societies.
- adopted an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religion.
- reflected on and developed their own values, opinions and attitudes in the light of their study.