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Religious Studies at The Minster encourages students in their understanding of a number of issues regarding religious beliefs and practices as well as looking at issues that arise in the diverse society and world around us.

This is done in RS-specific lessons as well as through Citizenship and PSHE. Students have the opportunity to develop a number of skills including their own moral and spiritual beliefs, empathy and debate in order to analyse philosophical and ethical issues.

To see our Religious studies policy please click here or go to the policies section of the website: download.asp (


Mrs H Feehily
Curriculum Team Leader Religious Studies, Citizenship and PSHE



You can download a copy of the Religious Studies Learning Journey for the Minster school below.


In KS3, all students attend 3 lessons a fortnight. During KS3, students explore key elements of Christian beliefs and practices as well as looking at other religions such as Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Buddhism. Citizenship topics include Government and Politics and Diversity and in PSHE we look at issues such as relationships, healthy bodies and healthy minds.


At GCSE level, students attend 4 lessons per fortnight.

Board and Specification

AQA GCSE Religious Studies A (9-1) 8062  

Assessment Components

Christian Beliefs and teachings & Practices  (Exam) 25%
Islam Beliefs and teachings & Practices  (Exam) 25%
Thematic Studies: Relationships and Families, Religion and Life, The Existence of God and Revelation, Religion, Peace and Conflict (Exam) 50%

Recommended Study Aids

Revision Guide AQA Religious Studies A (9-1) Christianity and Islam 

ISBN: 978-0-19-842283-9