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“I find Religious Studies such an enjoyable subject because of its sheer breadth. It is concerned with people who are conscious of how we think and what we believe. Religious Studies treats knowledge as sacred and that, to me, is the purpose of education. We need to learn about different beliefs and traditions, reflect on our own views and those of others, and participate in engaged thinking.” Victoria, Year 13

Is God to blame for suffering? Will I survive my own death and, if so, in what form? What does it mean to read sacred texts as non-propositional revelation?

These, and other questions, are debated in Religious Studies. The process of questioning promotes independent thought, initiative and respect for the opinions of others. The Religious Studies Department aims to offer a broad and varied curriculum, in which students can engage in discussion, enquiry and independent study. The exploration of different world religions is a valuable component of study from Year 7 through to Year 13. From Year 9 onwards, the inclusion on the curriculum of Philosophy of Religion encourages the development of lateral thinking, evaluation and questioning. 

All girls, irrespective of religion or personal belief, undertake research in stimulating topic areas, develop their reasoning skills and pursue directed learning activities. The Department has specialist subject teachers, up to date resources and consistently excellent examination results.