‘All children need to acquire core knowledge and understanding of the beliefs and practices of the religions and worldviews which not only shape their history and culture but which guide their own development. The modern world needs young people who are sufficiently confident in their own beliefs and values that they can respect the religious and cultural differences of others, and contribute to a cohesive and compassionate society.’ (The Right Hon, Michael Gove, former Secretary of State for Education, 2013 RE Review and new 'non-statutory' National Curriculum Framework for RE)
Religious Studies is a fundamental subject in the education of pupils in England. It helps build young people’s understanding and appreciation of different beliefs, worldviews, practices and religions, and how these relate to the modern world. It asks provoking and challenging questions about the meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. Religious Studies explores personal beliefs and opinions and aids pupils with their own personal social, cultural, spiritual and moral development. It aims to equip pupils with the knowledge and understanding so that they can positively participate with respect and tolerance within our diverse culture.
Our course is very much a personalised one and is adapted to build on your personal strengths and provide the knowledge and experiences you need to develop into an outstanding teacher of Religious Studies.
Learning in a classroom requires professionalism, organisation, planning, preparation and excellent subject knowledge. Trainees will experience lessons across all age and ability ranges within Religious Studies, as well as a range of Humanities subjects to ensure that they have the best experience to be employable. Across, the partnership you will work alongside an experienced team of Religious Studies teachers and the wider Humanities Faculties, who have proven ability to ensure achievement for all students.