Culture & Issues

“The important thing is not to stop questioning” – Albert Einstein

Culture and Issues looks at how people’s beliefs and values influence the lives they lead and the choices they make. Culture and Issues aims to develop independent learners who are able to express their own opinions in a reflective manner.  The studies completed are in line with Wiltshire’s locally agreed syllabus.


  • Jesus The Rebel
  • Multi Faith Britain
  • Initiation and Commitment
  • Initation and Commitment
  • What is God like in Hinduism?
  • How should we treat the environment?


  • Spirituality and  Art
  • Prejudice and Discrimination
  • Perpetrator, Victim, Bystander
  • Islam, living in peace?
  • Are Miracles evidence of God’s existence?


YEARS 9, 10 & 11

Students begin the in depth and rigorous study of the AQA Religious Studies A Syllabus from Year 9.  The two religions at the heart of their investigations being Buddhism and Christianity.  At the end of Year 11 students sit two exam papers leading to the full ourse GCSE certificate.

Component 1: The study of religions: beliefs, teachings and practices.  Buddhism and Christianity.

Component 2: Thematic Studies:

Theme A: Relationships and families

Theme B: Religion and Life

Theme C: The existence of god and Revelation

Theme D: Religion, peace and conflict

Theme E: Religion, Crime and Punishment

GCSE Performance

The department has consistently performed above the national average and Religious Studies students have achieved excellent results year on year.

In 2016 97% of students achieved and A* – C grade.

Updated 2017