RPS & Philosophy

Religious Personal Studies and Philosphy

Compulsory at KS3 and KS4, Religious Personal Studies is offered to all students in the Langley Academy.

In KS3 students study all 6 major world religions, understanding the foundations of the Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Buddhism. Students also look at key topics such as discrimination, animal rights, caring for the world and different types of communities.

At KS4, we pick two of the major world religions to study in detail, Christianity and Islam, as well as Thematic studies that look at wider issues in the world today. Students visit religious buildings as well as using Museum Learning to handle religious objects.

There is currently no RPS at A-Level, however, we do offer sixth form students the opportunity to study Philosophy, where they will explore issues relating to morality, ethics and such key questions such as ‘what is knowledge’ and ‘does god exist’. Students will learn the key skills of how to write clearly and accurately, how to express persuasive arguments, and how to develop their own thinking.