The aim is for students to acquire core knowledge and understanding of the beliefs and practices of several world religions; with a recognition that Christianity is the main religion to have shaped their own history and culture.
Students should also be able to recognise other religions which have become visible in their local/national community and reflect on the impact of these in society and public life; often brought to public attention through extensive media coverage. It is important for our young people to learn to be respectful of both their own and other people’s beliefs & cultures, in order to make schools & communities a fairer place for everybody; whatever their religion, culture, language or background.
The Academy broadly follows “AMV”, The Agreed Religious Education Syllabus for Somerset. Coverage of religions at KS3 includes Christianity plus Buddhism and Islam, Non-religious views (e.g. Humanism) are also be represented.