World Views

Our RE provision is taught as a core subject from Years 7 - 11 under the title of World Views.  All students achieve a GCSE qualification in AQA  Religious Studies (Christianity and Islam).

By studying World Views every child is empowered in Mind, Body and Spirit.  At Paget we see it as crucial that students become well rounded adults that both celebrate and learn from our diverse cultural community.  World Views will help students develop empathy and a strong moral compass.  World World Views is designed to give students a wide range of understanding of different world religions, perspectives  and views, with a particular focus on Christianity and Islam due to the context of our school and our local community. Through the delivery of World Views we explore the British Values of tolerance, democracy, respect and individual liberty empowering our young people with the life skills to operate in the 21st Century. World Views teaches students how to understand the world around them and explores faith and belief and why people believe what they do.  It teaches the need to be understanding of everyone regardless of what they believe.

In lessons, students are empowered to explore, discuss, and evaluate different philosophical and ethical issues, such as capital punishment and the treatment of animals.  The World Views team is passionate about providing an imaginative and stimulating curriculum and classroom environment in order to develop students’ spiritual, moral, social, and cultural education.  One of the most important skills according to employers is empathy - the ability to understand how other people feel about issues.  This skill is a huge element of World Views lessons, classwork, and Home Practice, and students are encouraged to be open minded and engage with ideas different to their own.

Students are able to develop a deep understanding of concepts and theories, as World Views links to other subjects such as History, Sociology, Science, and Geography.  Students also take part in a variety of extra curricular visits, such as to a local church, a mosque in Birmingham, and Lichfield Cathedral; we also invite guest speakers into lessons from charities such as Animal Aid.  Themes and topics studied at Key Stage 3-4 encourage students to be thoughtful, understanding and develop an awareness of the multicultural society in which they live.

PROGRAMME OF STUDY

Year 7

Students are taught World Views for one 50 minute lesson per week:

Year 8

Students are taught World Views for one 50 minute lesson per week:

Year 9

Students are taught World Views for two 50 minute lessons per week:

Year 10

All students study AQA A GCSE Religious Studies throughout Key Stage 4.  This consists of two exams (1 hour 45 minutes each).

Students are taught World Views for two 50 minute lessons per week:

Year 11

Students are taught World Views for one 50 minute lesson per week: