In year 7, pupils explore the idea of “God” by studying philosophical ideas of deity and power. Pupils will cover the six major world religions and the different perspectives they offer. Creation stories will be analysed alongside concepts of infinity and eternity. A key theme will be “Looking for God” and the problems this poses in the modern world. Pupils will be challenged to develop informed opinions about their own beliefs.
In year 8 pupils focus on three of the major world religions, they will seek to develop an understanding of how people experience a sense of unity in their religious practices and beliefs. They will recognise that it is important to find points of contact if we are going to live alongside the religions of the world and the people who adhere to them.