Perspectives

Children are keen to ask big questions about why we are here. As a culturally diverse school with a belief in humanity and kindness, rather than an adherence to a particular creed or idea of orthodoxy, we are wonderfully placed to explore the world’s ideas in an objective, sensitive way.

From Year 5 we begin, as part of the humanities curriculum, to place faiths into a cultural context as part of an exploration of the world’s great civilisations.

Perspectives is then taught as a discrete subject from Year 7, where the children chart the development of human thought from the ancient Greeks up to modern philosophy, via medieval Christianity and Islam. In Years 8 and 9, we offer an intellectually challenging course encompassing religious, philosophical and political perspectives. We encourage pupils to develop their opinions and to express themselves in a range of media, including extended essays, films and presentations.

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