Religious Education at Princes Risborough strives to promote creative and conceptual thinking and link these to universal and personal human experiences so that learning is engaging, reflective and enjoyable. Personal development and academic achievement are woven together so that pupils are able to reflect meaningfully on their spiritual, moral, social and cultural values. At Princes Risborough students participate, enjoy and treat R.E. seriously.
It is the philosophy of the department that true education means more than perusing a certain course of study, it has to do with the harmonious development of the physical, mental, and spiritual powers. Therefore Religious Education at the school is embedded on the fundamental principle of giving pupils the opportunity to raise and reflect on perennial questions about life. In so doing R.E. presents the chance to explore the beliefs, values and attitudes that guide us though life, through the exploration of the beliefs, values, practices and way of life of the principal religions.
The department has three full time teachers, including the head of Pastoral Care who also teach in other academic areas such as Citizenship, Sociology, History and Classics. The team is dedicated, hard-working and committed to helping all students fulfil their individual potential.
Facilities: A classroom with interactive whiteboard, 1DVD/VHS player, Television, Display Boards. All members of the R.E. staff are provided with their own laptops.
Timetables: KS3's KS4-1*50 minutes lessons per week
Curriculum: KS3: Most learning will explore universal human experiences and Ultimate questions through the religious content and concepts, so that pupils can then reflect on and develop their own self-concepts in the light of their own and others' experience.
KS4: In year 9 we begin preparation for GCSE. At this point, students study a combination of the following courses: Religious Education, Philosophy and Ethics, and a Certificate in R.E. This allows the curriculum to be personalised to suit children's needs.