- Business Studies
- Design and Technology
- Drama / Performing Arts
- Government & Politics
- Progress Centre
- Modern Foreign Languages
Details will be sent out nearer the date.
Details will be sent out nearer the date.
There will be a presentation
There will be a presentation by Mr Curran (Deputy Headteacher) and Ms Pearce (Head of Year 10) to further clarify the changes from letters to numbers in our new GCSE’s, especially following the last set of data reports sent home.
They will also explain the difference between Predicted (PRED) and working now at (WNA) grades.
To help you understand these changes and to share with you some things you can do to help your son with English, Mathematics and Science we would like to invite you to a talk on the evening of Tuesday 23 May.
The venue for this meeting is the LRC in the 6th Form Building. There will be a 20-minute presentation followed by questions and answers from Mr Curran and Ms Pearce at 6pm and this will be repeated at 7pm.
(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RR6, Rutlish School
Mostyn Road, Merton, SW19 3LJ
(Thursday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Watery Lane, Merton, London SW20 9AD
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Our Religious Education department at Rutlish is a vibrant, energetic and happy area of the school in which all students and staff actively participate and make excellent progress.
Our students are encouraged and taught how to search, question and evaluate all areas of religion and spirituality, world affairs and politics. We aim to motivate excellent learning and achievement through a wide and innovative range of teaching methods, including visiting speakers, trips, discussion, debate, presentation and the expressive arts.
Our main hope is that our students continually achieve through a passion for RE, developed by a happy, fun-loving staff who have a compassion for each individual they work with. We have an open teaching style, working together and offering support within the classroom to ever improve our quality delivery for the boys. We are proud of being one the highest achieving departments in the school and strive to continue to challenge ourselves and your sons in attaining more year on year.
We are well resourced with Interactive Whiteboards, textbooks, worksheets, video, artefacts and are always building our collection to broaden and enhance student experiences. We are proud of our learning environment that reflects the spiritual, religious and cultural world of our community and teaching content. The Religious Education Department is a crucial part of the school ethos and we are involved in developing and supporting whole school events. We achieve and maintain excellent results and progress with our students, we ensure that our students not only improve on their knowledge of both RE but it is paramount that their reading, writing and all literacy skills are enhanced.
At KS3 all students follow the Merton Agreed Syllabus in RE. The department teaches all of the major world religious throughout KS3, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. In addition, students also learn about other world faiths and traditions, philosophical ideas and the whole range of political, social and personal ideas and questions that these subjects entail.
At KS4 all students study the Edexcel GSCE Course on Social and Moral issues, focusing on the Christian and Islamic faiths. Each unit at GCSE is separate into themes that deal with a variety of issues, including discussion on the belief in God, crime and punishment, life after death and democracy and human rights. In each unit, students learn the Christian, Islamic and non-religious viewpoints.
As a core subject, the department has consistently delivered on results, and students enjoy being taking part in a subject in which they will successful. In 2014/15 students achieved 81% A* – C and 42% A* – A in Y11 at GCSE.
KS5 – Philosophy & Ethics
In KS5 we teach the Edexcel Religious Studies focusing on the Philosophy and Ethics modules over two years. The subject is shared with Ricards Lodge, drawing upon a wealth of experience in two school departments. The department teaches the skills which are key to philosophy. Clear succinct and well-argued essays, independent research and the ability to debate and reason logically.
In Y12, students will study the nature of philosophy, philosophical proofs for God, the nature of miracles, and ethical and moral philosophy. In Y13, students build on their knowledge from Y12 by studying religious language, religious experience, and more advanced proofs for the existence of God. Students are also taught to analyse key philosophical texts in detail and to provide their own responses to these ideas.
Ms. J. Hyland
Head of Department