Mr Jamie Swann, Head of Religious Studies and Philosophy
Religious Studies at GCSE is primarily concerned with the study of religions, philosophy and contemporary moral issues. Pupils are expected to engage with subjects ranging from terrorism, and war through to medical ethics, approaching these issues from a range of religious and non-religious perspectives. Critical thinking skills, empathy and an interest in current affairs are important, as is the ability to construct convincing arguments. This emphasis makes the subject an important one for those who wish to pursue careers in areas such as law, medicine and education.