Religion, Philosophy and Ethics


RPE at Kings embodies the Christian vision of the Academy Believe and succeed - 'Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.' John20:24. and the School values: 'The Kings Principles of Pride' (Positivity, Perseverance, Respect, Reconciliation, Integrity, Innovation, Democracy, Diplomacy, Equality and Empathy)

RPE Vision-
‘Discovering, understanding and assessing the various religious and non- religious beliefs, teachings and practices of the world. Helping us to know, understand and appreciate ourselves and the environment in which we live.’

Aims of RPE

  • To enable pupils to know about and understand Christianity as a living faith that influences the lives of people worldwide and as the religion that has most shaped British culture and heritage.
  • To enable pupils to know about and understand other major world religions and world views, their impact on society, culture and the wider world, and to appreciate the diversity, continuity and change within those religions and world views
  • To engage with challenging questions of meaning and purpose
  • To contribute to the development of pupils’ own spiritual/philosophical convictions, exploring and enriching their own beliefs and values.

The R.P.E GCSE and A Level course prepare learners for life. RPE is rich in literacy, developing and enhancing spoken and written skills of description, explanation and evaluation. R.P.E also prepares learners for life in modern Britain by equipping them to be responsible, respectful, active citizens who contribute positively to society, developing their understanding of historical and contemporary issues and fundamental British values. R.P.E develops an understanding and appreciation of diversity of belief and practice, celebrating what we have in common and promoting respect for the different protected characteristics as defined in law.

If you are interested in exploring what is studied at GCSE and A level, please visit the Curriculum pages linked:
GCSE courses booklet
A level courses booklet