Religious Studies aims to promote religious understanding and appreciation of people from all backgrounds.

The following principles underpin the Religious Studies curriculum; essential subject knowledge and terminology are carefully sequenced year-on-year; key subject skills and subject concepts are introduced sequentially and logically and the curriculum takes a largely thematic approach, allowing pupils to understand similarities and differences between religions.

The demands of locally agreed syllabus are covered in the long term and medium-term planning and pupil and parent voice is also recognized. The Religious Studies curriculum makes significant contribution in meeting the schools FVE and Personal development objectives. The curriculum makes a contribution to the RSHE curriculum. Religious Studies at Eden Manchester is complemented by a plethora of activities provided by the Faith Character and Ethos lead. These activities include Hadeeth of the Week, termly Spirituality and Cultural Days and internal competitions such as ‘Seerah Mastermind’ and ‘Eden’s Got Talent.’

Curriculum Overview
Year 7 Year 8
  • Introduction to Islam
  • Beliefs and Values
  • Leaders and Founders in the Modern World
  • Religious Scripture
  • Religion and the Environment
  • Places of Worship
  • Celebrations
  • Pilgrimage
  • War
  • Genocide
  • Women in Religion


Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
  • Muslim Beliefs
  • Muslim Practices
  • Christian Beliefs
  • Christian Practices
  • Relationships and Families



  • Religion and Life
  • Religion, Peace and Conflict
  • Religion, Crime and Punishment
  • Whole school activities such as Hadeeth of the week and Spirituality Day Continue.
  • Muslim Boys ‘Finishing School’



At Key Stage 3, assessments take place at the end of each term. 

KS4 Exam Board Specification: AQA GCSE Religious Studies A (8062)

Enrichment Offer

The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs and organises a range of educational visits to places of worship for all major world religions throughout the year. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.