Through RS, students become leaders as global citizens by learning about different faiths across the modern world.
They consider the impact of different religious traditions, beliefs and practices in our multi-cultural society through reference to the theological evidence such as case studies and scripture.
Enquiry and literacy is developed through critical thinking and communication of deep and challenging questions around religion, philosophy and ethics. Students develop the writing and oracy skills to display an empathetic detailed understanding of views one disagrees with whilst justifying their own statements of opinion and belief amongst wider society.
Students aspire to master the writing of philosophical argument, alongside clear explanations of different beliefs. A mastery of philosophical argument is illustrated by one’s capacity to write a line of argument, based on a solid premise that explains a content-rich understanding of one’s opponent’s view and purports justified reasons for disagreement.
We expect students to persevere with RS and become lifelong learners through holistic growth. Students are learning about religion and philosophy; and also learning about themselves. We embed SMSC and other curriculum elements within the context of life in Peckham and the wider world.
Students will have their principals and commonly held notions of truth and morality challenged. This is an important process for our students. Perseverance with this will make them confident, eloquent, empathetic and reflective thinkers. We expect all students, particularly our disadvantaged and SEND community to achieve this intent.
Further details of the curriculum can be downloaded below.