Here at Harris Academy Riverside the Religious Education curriculum is dedicated to allowing students to embark on a journey through judiciously sequence religious, and modern world concepts. In KS3 the six main world religions are studied alongside contrasting viewpoints as such as philosophical and ethical principles. This empowers our students to develop culturally, philosophically, socially, and spiritually through exploring the wider context of their world and enhancing their cultural capital whilst learning the importance of tolerance and diversity.
By KS4 students will have studied Christianity and Buddhism in depth and then applying their knowledge of religious beliefs, teachings and practises to four theological, philosophical, and social themes.
At the core of the Religious Education curriculum is the development of students’ skills in oracy and written communication, through both in class discussion and written tasks to enable students' success in their future careers and socially. Students are encouraged to be open minded to other points of views, all whilst cultivating a habit of critically analysing the views of others and their own. As students progress in the academy, our aim is to support and challenge students in evolving their own thoughts and opinions as we begin to delve into more challenging concepts and apply ethical principles to real societal issues, for example, euthanasia, war and much more
At Harris Academy Riverside, we want students to be inspired by Religious Education, whilst we encourage students to view and experience Religious Education as a subject that will enrich them both academically and culturally.