Religious Education equips students with a deeper understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures, traditions, and belief systems. By studying various religions, students gain insights into the historical, ethical, and philosophical foundations that shape societies worldwide. It promotes tolerance, respect, and empathy and creates a harmonious and inclusive community.
Despite being a school with a Christian ethos, Saint Felix recognises the importance of learning about other religions. From Reception to Key Stage Four, our students learn about the six main religions of the world: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism.
Reception, Key Stage One and Two: Our pupils progressively develop a greater understanding of the moral, ethical, social, and cultural issues that govern the world in which they live. Our specialist teachers use stories, films, objects of interest, visits, and visitors to explore different cultural identities and methods of worship, exploring and celebrating diversity.
Key Stage Three: In years 7 and 8, students continue with in-depth studies of particular religions and look at broad themes across all religions. In Year 9, students study religious philosophy and ethics, looking at big moral questions and observing what answers the main religions provide.
Key Stage Four: In preparation for the AQA Religious Philosophy and Ethics GCSE, students study key concepts, teachings and practices within Christianity and Islam. Students recognise and consider the existence and importance of common and divergent views within the traditions of both religions and how they influence individuals, communities and societies. They also study religions and families, crime and punishment, peace and conflict, and life.