Welcome to the Religious Studies Department
All schools are required to teach Religious Education and it is therefore part of the Basic Curriculum at the Whiteheath Centre and we follow the Sandwell Agreed Syllabus.
“Religious Education provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the Self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.
It develops students’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, other principal religions, other religious traditions and other world views that offer answers to questions such as these. It offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development. It enhances students’ awareness and understanding of religions and beliefs, teachings, practices and forms of expression, as well as the influence of religion on individuals, families, communities and cultures.
Religious education encourages students to learn from different religions, beliefs, values and traditions while exploring their own beliefs and questions of meaning. It challenges students to reflect on, consider, analyse, interpret and evaluate issues of truth, belief, faith and ethics and to communicate their responses.” The National Curriculum Handbook (DfES,2014).
Religious Education is an essential part of a broad and balanced education.