The LIFE curriculum has been designed by specialist teachers to offer a rich and diverse approach to understanding some of the key issues at play in the world in which we find ourselves. We have looked carefully at both the Citizenship and Religious Studies GCSE specification to ensure students wishing to study at GCSE level are fully prepared for the expectations of these courses, but essentially over their time in KS3 we are looking to support all of our pupils to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally.
Martin Luther King said that “the function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education”. In LIFE we encourage students to have an opinion and to confront the bigger and more abstract questions in life both critically and responsibly. We explore current affairs and injustices in the world to broaden the minds of pupils and seek to motivate students to be active citizens in society.
We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which accurately represents society, however we will have a particular focus on Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and non-religious views, all in line with the locally agreed syllabus and GCSE specification.
The KS3 roadmap can be found below: