Although this is not an examined subject, Religious Studies is an essential part of all children’s education. At Beaudesert we aim to:-
Enable pupils to explore and reflect on religious and spiritual beliefs and practices.
Enhance pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural and social development as the learn both about and from religion.
Develop knowledge and understanding of The Bible.
Introduce pupils to Christianity as part of their cultural heritage.
Develop awareness of other world religions.
Develop study skills such as analysis, critical thinking and effective communication both orally and on paper.
Encourage pupils to listen to and respect other people’s opinions.
Foster interest in religious issues.
To promote all British values, in particular tolerance of those of other faiths and beliefs.
The Year 6 children visit Gloucester Cathedral as part of their studies.
The Year 8s visit Gloucester Mosque and complete a project on Islam.
Quotes from the latest inspection of ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) – November 2017:
“Pupils demonstrate strong respect and appreciation for those of faiths and cultures different to their own.”
“Pupils demonstrate mature spiritual understanding.”
“Pupils’ spiritual understanding is nourished by the opportunities they receive for reflection on spiritual themes.”