Our RE curriculum is underpinned by the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs or faiths. As the UK has a rich heritage of culture and a diverse belief system, it is vital that our pupils are given opportunities to celebrate the different faiths. It is also important for them to reflect on how these different beliefs affect their lives and the lives of those around them.
Religious Education contributes to our broad curriculum by provoking challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about ultimate reality, morality - issues of right and wrong – as well as what it means to be human. Our aim at BWA is for pupils to learn about and learn from different religions, as well as, worldviews in local, national and global contexts. We want pupils to discover, explore and consider different answers to the ultimate questions raised by the natural world around them.
By the completion of their studies at BWA, we hope the children would have learnt to weigh up the value of wisdom from different sources, to develop and express their insights in response, and to agree or disagree with other, respectfully! This ensures young people understand the importance of respect and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain.