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Philosophy and Belief at Leicester High

Years studied: Years 6 – 11. Religious Studies is available as an option at GCSE and A Level

Subject overview

Religion affects all aspects of life and influences many decisions and actions. It is, therefore, important to develop an insight into areas of knowledge, belief and thought central to an understanding of the modern world. Through a study of philosophy, ethics, teachings and the world’s major religions, pupils will be equipped with a range of skills which will help them to make sense of contemporary events.

Course content

  • Study of religious beliefs and teachings
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Issues of ethics and human rights


The skills you will develop can help you move into a variety of careers: law, travel, advertising, personnel, diplomacy, publishing, journalism, the media, teaching and the caring professions. Employers value the independent and critical thinking that students gain from this course.