Religious Studies

Religious Studies at St Hilda’s is at the heart of the curriculum. Students thrive in the subject and this is shown by our outstanding examination results. As team of subject specialists we encourage pupils to engage with relevant, contemporary and challenging questions that impact on all of our lives.  Pupils are encouraged to ask questions about spirituality, meaning and purpose, the self and the nature of reality, right and wrong.

From Year 7 to Year 11 all pupils take Religious Studies studying all major world religions as well as themes such as world poverty, prejudice and discrimination and religious attitudes toward war.  At GCSE pupils study a variety of philosophical and ethical issues in relation to Christianity and Islam.  At A-Level we study Philosophy of Religion, Religious Ethics and Developments in Christian Thought exploring theodicies, natural theology, deontological and teleological thinking and theologians such as Bonhoeffer and Barth.