Hilden Grange School

Religious Studies

Religious Studies at Hilden Grange understands that we live in a broadly Christian country but all six major living religions are studied as well. In Year 3 and 4 the Old and New Testament Bible stories are covered; relating the lessons learned from these to everyday circumstances. A term is spent on each of the six religions during Years 5 and 6; these are Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Buddhism.

Years 7 and 8 are Bible based and focus on the requirements of the Common Entrance and Scholarship syllabus. Judaism is also studied in Year 7 as this reinforces an understanding of the Bible and prepares candidates for the world religions section of the Common Entrance paper. In Year 7 pupils visit Bromley Synagogue as part of their studies and this enables them to appreciate Judaism within a local context.

Assemblies are held twice weekly and regular visits are paid by our local curate and other speakers. The Gideons also visit once a year. The school holds a Christmas Carol Service every year in the local church.