In Key Stage 3 Religious Education reflects the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, whilst taking account of the teachings and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain such as Islam and Buddhism. In addition to the study of world religions students are also introduced to atheism, philosophy, and ethics. A range of philosophical and ethical issues are examined throughout all key stages.
In Key Stage 4 students can opt to study for the AQA Religious Studies Full Course qualification. This course builds on the units that have been studied in Year 9 and examines a range of religious beliefs and practices connected to Islam and Christianity alongside studying thematic issues such as Crime and Punishment and Peace, Conflict and War.
In Key Stage 5 students who have successfully completed the GCSE can opt to study the Edexcel A Level in Religious Studies. The two-year course covers Philosophy of Religion, Ethics and Islam. Students are required to examine a range of issues and study scholars who have contributed to debates about the existence of God, religion and ethics.