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Holmer Green Senior School

Religious Studies

Head of RE:   Miss J Kirkpatrick - (email:

Teacher of RE: Miss A Clark

Teacher of RE: Mr V Carvalho

RE at HGSS is a successful subject area with lessons being delivered to pupils once a week for years 7-11.  The focus is upon a multi-faith approach which involve studying the six major religions: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Hinduism.  At HGSS we provoke challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, issues of right and wrong, different beliefs about God and what it means to be human.  The aims of the RE department allow students to:

  • Describe and explain your own belief system using a range of religious language
  • Analyse different challenges religions face in the UK
  • Identify questions and define enquiries, using a range of methods, media and sources
  • Carry out and develop enquiries by gathering, comparing, interpreting, analysing and synthesizing a range of information, ideas and viewpoints
  • Use empathy, critical thought and reflection to evaluate learning and applying it to their own and others' lives
  • Explore philosophical and ethical questions and your own personal responses to them

RE lessons encourage pupils develop their own sense of identity and belonging. It enables them to succeed individually within their communities and as citizens in a diverse and multicultural society.  RE at HGSS has an important role in preparing pupils for adult life, employment and lifelong learning, respecting others, in particular those whose faiths and beliefs are different from their own.

Pupils study the following topics:

Year 7 studies Becoming an RS Expert/Hinduism, Christianity and Judaism

Year 8 studies Islam, Sikhism and Buddhism

Year 9 studies Good and Evil, Science and Religion and Religion and Belief about Deity

Year 10 studies Religion, Peace and Justice, Religion and Human Relationships, Religion and Equality

Year 11 studies End of Life and Religion and Medical Ethics

Holmer Green Senior School
Parish Piece
Holmer Green
High Wycombe
HP15 6SP

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