Religious Studies

Study Religious Studies at Biddenham

Religious Studies is a popular core subject at Biddenham.
GCSE exam results are 61% pass at level 2
A level exam results 100%

Religious Studies is compulsory for all students in Key Stages 3 and 4.

Religious Studies is delivered to Year 7 and 8 according to the requirements of  the National Curriculum and Locally Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education   All students in  Years 9-11 study GCSE Religious Studies.  The GCSE assess students on their knowledge of two major world religions (Christianity and Islam) and six philosophical and ethical themes:

We also deliver  a successful A-Level course in which students study Islam; Philosophy of Religion and; Religion and Ethics

We have four dedicated Religious Studies classrooms and an experienced team of subject specialist. Religious Studies is taught from a neutral perspective and throughout their time at Biddenham, students will be challenged with questions about belief, values, meaning, purpose and truth, enabling them to develop their own attitudes towards religious issues. Students will also gain an appreciation of how religion, philosophy and ethics form the basis of our culture. They will develop analytical and critical thinking skills, the ability to work with abstract ideas, leadership and research skills. All these skills will help prepare them for further study in a broad range of subjects.

Citizenship is delivered in dedicated lessons to all students to Year 7 and 8 in accordance with the requirements of the National Curriculum. It  is delivered on rotation by tutors for other year (including sixth form) during Essential Life Skills.

Staffing

Mr Paul Forster – Head of Religious Studies, Citizenship and PSHE Departments. Teacher of  Politics and Law
Mr Edward Evans – Head of Year 10, Teacher of Religious Studies and Sociology
Mr Elvett Phipps  – Teacher of Religious Studies and Law
Mrs Katherine Collen – Teacher of Religious Studies
Mrs Irem Hussain – Teacher of Religious Studies
Mr Tayub Hussain – Assistant Head of Year, Teacher of Religious Studies and Business Studies
Ms Nic Fountain –  Teacher of Citizenship

Who should I contact for extra information?

Paul Forster  paul.forster@biddenham.beds.sch.uk