In Years 7-9, students study RS for one hour a week. The theme of community is explored in year 7 from the perspective of different world religions. In year 8 students familiarise themselves with sacred texts and great leaders. In year 9 students start the new GCSE and learn about beliefs and teachings from Christianity and Islam. Most schools only offer Religious Studies as an option subject, however, we feel that it is such a strength that all students study RS to GCSE level with fantastic results across all ability ranges. We follow the GCSE AQA Religious Studies syllabus looking at both beliefs, teachings and ethical themes.