‘If we are to have peace on Earth… our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective‘ Martin Luther King Jr.
Religious Education is a valued subject at Regents Park Community College. An understanding of others’ religions, cultures and values has never been more important. This is at the heart of Religious Education.
Key Stage 3 follows the guidelines laid down by the local ‘Agreed Syllabus’. During Year 7 students are introduced to religion from an outsider’s point of view and are encouraged to investigate important questions like: what is religion?, is it dangerous? and how can we recognise beliefs in society? Year 8 is more issue based covering questions on how religion interacts with nature and with society as a whole. We finish by investigating the future of religion in the 21st Century.
The course of study recognises that religions have had a significant influence on the way people view their lives, whether or not they adopt one particular religion as their own personal creed. We have a range of different faith communities represented at Regents Park and are proud of our record of respectful inquiry into religious beliefs. We believe every child should be informed about belief and free to follow their own path.
During Key Stage 4 all students study Religious Education as part of the Religious Studies GCSE and the department boasts an excellent record of results.