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Religious Studies

Pre-Prep and Junior School

In the Pre-Prep and Junior School Religious Studies is based on the Canterbury scheme of work, with the aim of introducing different world religions to the boys, ways of life and the different ways in which people worship and celebrate. Christianity is studied by Reception to Year 4, and as the boys move up through the school Judaism, Hinduism and Islam are also taught.

Collective worship is linked to our learning, as well as different events throughout the year, including Harvest Festival and other services held in the Chapel. Boys are encouraged to explore their own understanding and experiences of religion, whist being encouraged to be understanding and tolerant of the beliefs of others.

Middle and Senior School

Religious Studies in the Middle and Senior School is largely based on the Common Entrance syllabus, with boys studying the Old and New Testaments, together with a study of World Religions in Year 7. This study centres around Buddhism and Christianity.

The aim is to study religion as an academic subject so that boys can make informed choices for themselves about religion, perhaps later in life. Boys will also be well prepared for either Common Entrance or Scholarship at the end of Year 8. Success rates are excellent, with many boys gaining top grades.