Religious Studies at Queen's College is an integral part of the life of the school, which has a Christian Methodist foundation and is one of sixteen Methodist schools in Great Britain and Ireland.
A fundamental part of the curriculum, the study of religion, helps all pupils gain awareness, tolerance and understanding. There is no doubt that one of the reasons why pastoral care is so strong at Queen’s is because teaching Religious Studies, Ethics and Philosophy helps pupils respect other people as well as themselves, understand and appreciate different viewpoints and work together as a community for the good of the School.
The department has two large teaching rooms and makes good use of a variety of tools for teaching, including video, interactive white board, DVD and PowerPoint presentations. We make extensive use of religious artefacts, particularly in Years 7 and 8.
Outside the classroom there is a Christian Union society and the Chaplain runs annual Confirmation classes. Assemblies are generally Christian in content, there is an annual carol service at Temple Methodist Church, and boarders who would like to can attend a variety of different churches on Sundays. There are often other informal events featuring on the School’s calendar which aid religious understanding.