Religious Education


Religious Studies at Ebbw Fawr Learning Community is taught at all Key Stage
levels and is a popular choice at GCSE, where we have a long record of
examination success

Why study Religious Studies?

A Popular Choice

Would it surprise you to learn that more students now take Religious Studies at GCSE and A Level than at any other time in the past? Recruitment teams have been told that: “when employing staff look out for students of Religious Studies – they are usually very solid, reliable, thinking people who are likely to have
good logical skills and also be very people orientated’’. Religious Studies will teach you the life skills of critical thinking, evaluation, cultural understanding and empathy. By studying different religious teachings, rituals, stories, and beliefs, we come to understand how different communities of believers—past and present, East and West—have used their religious traditions
to shape, sustain, and transform themselves.

Broad Opportunity

The study of religion helps you to
learn how to think critically, listen empathetically, speak thoughtfully, and write clearly—all skills that will be of great use no matter what you go on to do in life. It will also help you to better live and work in our increasingly diverse society and global world. Students of religion go on to careers in a wide variety of fields including teaching, medicine, social service, law, journalism, international business, diplomacy, and, of course, religious professions of various kinds.

  • “When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.”Mahatma Gandhi



Coursework comprises of 50% in Year 10 and the remaining 50% in Year 11 to
account for the qualification.


There is no examination for this course.


RE Department

Mrs C Lane
Subject Leader

Mrs K Davies
RE Teacher

Mrs F Bryan
RE Teacher