Religious Studies

Our curriculum intent: why we teach what we teach in Religious Education

  • Students will know the story and theological meaning of the Bible, from creation, through fall to redemption and ultimately to restoration. We want students to know the influence that this book, and the person of Jesus, have had on Western civilization and its culture, ethics and major thinkers. We want students to have a critical understanding of a Christian worldview and the worldviews of others, knowing how belief influences practice and causes people to ask and answer the important questions in life.
  • Students will be able to read, listen and think well, sympathising with the worldviews and practices of others, as well as received wisdom, while being able to critically appraise them. We want students to be able to reflect on their own worldview, critically appraise it, and articulate it, with justification. Related to this, we want students to be able to ask questions, evaluate evidence well, and justify their conclusions.
  • Students will develop both academically and personally, particularly as they reflect on the challenge of the person of Jesus Christ in the Bible. We want students to be humble, self-sacrificial servants who know they are infinitely precious and gifted for a purpose, and use their gifts to serve others. We want them to be those who can discern truth and error, communicate confidently and clearly, whilst being tolerant and sympathetic, knowing that they and others are valuable.

To read our Religious Education philosophical statement please, click here


Year 7

To view our Year 7 RE Curriculum, click here

Year 8

To view our Year 8 RE Curriculum, click here

Year 9

To view our Year 9 RE Curriculum, click here.

Year 10

To view our Year 10 RE Curriculum, click here

Year 11

To view our Year 11 RE Curriculum, click here

A Level Religious Studies

Discover more in our A Level options booklet click here

Sixth Form

The Emmanuel College Curriculum

Vision, Mission and Virtues