Religious Studies

To be in a Religious Studies lesson at Ellesmere is to delve into life's biggest questions, to stretch your mind and satisfy your curiosities. In our dynamic and diverse department we utilize a variety of up to date resources to inspire innovative thinking and explore the most profound questions of our existence.

We place an investigative lens over human motivations, pressures and power as we consider peace and conflict, medical ethics, life after death, the existence of God, human relationships and the meaning and purpose of life. As we ask the difficult questions and consciously approach the subtleties of life, Religious Studies is a vital part of the curriculum for tomorrow's thinkers.

Key Stage 2

Pupils explore the life of Jesus and the great Old Testament figures.

Years 7 - 8

Pupils have the opportunity to consider all the major world religions reflecting on the manner in which humans respond to their beliefs and values.

Year 9

Pupils study Philosophy and Ethics with a focus on Christian Traditions.

Years 10 - 11

Pupils have the opportunity to opt for a two year GCSE course. Starting in September 2018 we will follow the Edexcel IGCSE specification.

In Religious Studies we are actively preparing and equipping our pupils for living and working in today's world where beliefs and faith make an unmistakable impact on human experience. Our pupils will all need a secure and accurate understanding of the approach to life that others take as they contribute to society as bankers, law enforcers, military personnel, social workers, business entrepreneurs, fashion leaders, technology specialists, scientists and more. To accurately comprehend clients, patients and customers, is to have insight into their beliefs and faith.