Religious Studies


Religious Studies is part of the core curriculum at St. Aidan’s. It is an interesting and stimulating subject and students should expect to enjoy their studies. Much of the material is thought provoking and demanding and lessons often involve discussion and debate. Students should feel confident to express themselves freely and respect the comments and opinions of others.


Mrs M Gee – Head of Religious Studies & Citizenship


Throughout KS3, pupils study the emergence, growth, beliefs and practices of Christianity, as well as key features of the six major World Religions. Students also study Citizenship / PHSCE topics of Law, Human Rights and personal wellbeing, including drugs and alcohol education. Visits include Christchurch on the Stray and a multi faith visit to different places of worship in Bradford.

For further information please see our Main School Prospectus


There are two options in Religious Studies, both of equal status and of equal challenge:

  • Option 1 – Christianity, Islam and four Philosophical and Ethical themes
  • Option 2 – Christianity, Islam, two Philosophical and Ethical themes and two St. Mark’s Gospel themes


For further information please see our KS4 Options Booklet 2022-2024


Religious Studies is for those who enjoy learning and who are interested in exploring and challenging ideas.  Lessons in Religious Studies are varied and include active learning, discussion, group work, independent work, reading and essay writing. The study of Theology, Philosophy and Ethics helps students to think logically and clearly about issues that affect the whole of life. The Associated departments aim to provide high quality academic teaching for A level students and also to stimulate interest and open-minded debate. Religious Studies is a popular A level course that is valued by universities.

For further information please see our Associated Sixth Form Prospectus

Additional Learning Resources

Please visit Moodle VLE for RS Resources or speak to your RS teacher regarding additional learning resources within the department. Useful webpages for each Key Stage can be found below:

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 5

Social Media Links

Twitter: @StAidansRS


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