Religion & Philosophy
“RP at PGS seeks to instil deep reflection, critical thinking, and develop a rich sense of identity for all students.”
An excellent religious studies curriculum supports pupils to have respect for themselves and others, whilst also supporting and developing a fundamental appreciation of the significance of belief(s) in people’s lives. Our syllabus closely follows the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole RE agreed syllabus and follows a ‘worldviews’ approach to the teaching of the subject, in a deliberate attempt to raise awareness of unconscious bias and discrimination, treating all worldviews, including religions, as of equal relevance and significance. Pupils are asked to consider the different ‘ways of knowing’ to allow them to understand beliefs from different perspectives, using a range of approaches, from philosophy to theology.