The Religious Studies curriculum at Crawshaw Academy is designed to allow students to explore key values and develop their understanding of the wider world.
Religious Studies is a subject in which students can express who they are without judgement, and learn why others hold different beliefs to their own.
Religious Studies provides students with the opportunity to learn what it means to live in a multifaith society, why people have different beliefs, practices and customs, how to celebrate multiculturalism and diversity and promote British Values. We also examine current hot topics such as radicalisation, extremism and discrimination and how best to respond to these issues, with the aim of promoting peaceful coexistence. In our subject we learn how to effectively debate our opinions, build on our empathy skills, and demonstrate our mutual respect and tolerance of others regardless of religion, race, gender or culture. We develop our speaking and literacy skills, encourage students to work in groups to approach various topics as well as conducting independent enquiries. The overarching theme is to promote an appreciation for others and to allow students to become well-rounded, moral individuals.