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Religion and Philosophy

All students study Religion and Philosophy (RP) at KS3 and KS4 for one hour a week at Langley School. The Religion and Philosophy course is in line with the Solihull Local Agreed Syllabus for RE 2000.

All students are given the opportunity in RP to extend their knowledge, understanding and evaluative skills of the six principle religions represented in Great Britain. Students are encouraged to become actively involved in their learning and enjoy finding out about the beliefs of others.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)
Students build upon their knowledge of religions from primary school and delve deeper into some of the more ethical and philosophical issues connected with religion and faith, such as ‘Does God Exist?’, ‘Why do we Suffer?’ and ‘Why do we Discriminate?’ We also look at inspirational people who have put their faith and beliefs into action.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11)
Students will take a look at the journey through life – from birth to death and everything in between, focussing on some of the issues we face as we go through life. Crime and punishment, and charity and ethical consumerism are also discussed.

Key Stage 4 GCSE (Years 10-11)
Students can choose to follow Religious Studies at GCSE level during their option choices in Year 9. We follow the AQA Religious Studies course – Specification A.

The Study of Religions:

  • Christianity Beliefs and Practices
  • Islam Beliefs and Practices


Thematic studies:

  • Relationships and Families
  • Religion, Peace and Conflict
  • Religion, Crime and Punishment
  • Religion, Human Rights and Social Justice


Religion and Philosophy is used as a tool to help our students understand people’s actions and beliefs. Lessons promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of students.