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Religious Studies

'Let us pick up our books and our pens, they are our most powerful weapons.'

Malala Yousafzai

The Religious Studies Department is a centre of robust exchange of ideas, historic and contemporary, in which pupils are taught to scrutinise ideas, explore systems of thought, and ask what it means to believe. We attest to the rigour of strong philosophical training and the ability to think, speak, and write with clarity, care and at times creativity. We seek to mine the intellectual foundations of both Eastern and Western philosophical thought and the subsequent Dharmic and Abrahamic cultures, ideas, and theories. The aptitude for dialogue, which our pupils will develop during their learning, should help them to engage better in the conversations of our multi-cultural society and develop in them a greater appreciation of different ways of life and beliefs.

Religious Studies welcomes everyone, is free of any discrimination and fully encompasses the Park School way. It should be relevant, informative, challenging, and reflective. Above all, Religious Studies seeks from every pupil the ability to independently and logically think for themselves, regardless of belief or experience.