Religious Studies Curriculum Overview 

“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.” Abraham Lincoln 

Being part of the Academy Transformation Trust family, we ensure our curriculum is ambitious and enjoyable through knowledge and skills developed throughout their time at Bristnall Hall. It is inclusive and knowledge rich and it is broad in terms of coverage and (at least) encompassing the breadth of the 2014 English National Curriculum. We ensure it meets the needs of our students and helps to develop character, personal pride and the highest moral standards. 

In Humanities and Social Sciences, we aim to create global citizens equipped to make independent judgments, who are aware of the past, present, people and future of the world around them.  Through questioning, investigation and critical thinking, BHA learners are discovering their place in the world, as well as their own values and their responsibilities. The curriculum focuses on developing knowledge and skills which will give learners a firm foundation for their further study and later life. Furthermore, it allows all learners to have the best possible chance to feel confident in their own abilities and build on previous learning. 

In Religious studies learners explore religious teachings from the around the world and apply these to a variety of themes that have a real-life application. We encourage learners to have an open mind and accept the differences between people and their faith. Learners develop their critical thinking through debates to make informed judgments. Furthermore, learners develop an ability to think about how society is made up and to embrace other cultural differences. Our young people discover how differences can make a community more successful and how it links to contemporary events in the world. Our curriculum is balanced so Learners can draw comparisons between different cultures and beliefs, so they are more accepting of an ever-increasing diverse population.  

Our curriculum intends to: 

  • develop knowledge of specific religious beliefs 
  • develop an understanding of how to apply religious beliefs to key themes 
  • equip learners with the skills to evaluate the impact religious teaching can have on people today 

Teaching Staff

  • Miss R Bi (Maternity cover subject lead) 
  • Ryan Devine  
  • Reece Bhatoe 
  • Steven Ramsey 
  • Sarah Holden 
  • Dawn Winters 
  • Beverley Sanders 
  • Nicola Barnsley 
  • Nicola Griffiths 

Useful websites/resources for students and parents 

  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zh3rkqt