FOUNDATION | EXAMINATION | ADVANCED
Religious Studies at KHS is taught by a highly motivated, passionate and engaging team of teachers. Year 7 and 8 students are introduced to the philosophical underpinnings of the 6 World Religions, non-religious world views and thematic study of issues such as life after death, the problem of evil and the existence of God. All students then complete a 2 year GCSE which they finish at the end of year 10, focusing on Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Humanism. In year 12 and 13 students can opt to take Religious Studies: Philosophy and Ethics.
Religious Studies cuts to the core of the human condition. What should you believe? What should you value? What is right and wrong? What is the meaning of life? Our students leave KHS having delved deep into the complexities of the most challenging questions on truth, meaning and value. Students learn about the great world religions and engage with non-religious worldviews such as humanism and atheism. Our students ask good questions, think for themselves and speak on complex and controversial issues from a position of understanding and respect. Free expression is fostered and defended through discussion and questioning. Integrity and humility are developed through introspection and challenge. Students leave KHS Religious Studies more confident with engaging in complex questions on morality and truth and with a breadth of understanding that prepares them for the diversity they will encounter as adults.