Department Mission statement
To develop confident, articulate Muslim females who are able to practise their religion and integrate with British society.
Key Stage 3:
Pupils in KS3 are taught topics such as:
Islamic Studies (FIqh):
Introduction to FIqh
Fiqh of Taharah
Fiqh of Ghusl
Fiqh of Salah
Fiqh of Ramadan
Etiquettes of Reading Quran
Diseases of the Heart
Purification of the soul and many more
Articles of Faith
Seerah of the Prophet (SAW)/Prophets (AS)
Great Women in Islam
Companions (RA) of the Prophet (SAW)
Islamic Civilisation (Ottaman/Spain)
Six World Religions
Pupils are given subject knowledge to learn about and to learn from. They are encouraged to develop their Ilm to Aml whilst at the school. They develop and deepen their understanding of their faith and are encouraged to be practising confident Muslim females.
Pupils currently in Year 7, 8 and 9 have two lessons per week, one of which is Islamic Studies (Fiqh) and the other Religious Studies. Pupils receive homework once a week which must be submitted the following week as this will help towards making rapid and sustained progress.
Key Stage 4:
All pupils take part in the Islam full course offered by Edexcel, this is a full GCSE. There is no controlled assessment, it is a 100% exam based. Pupils study Religion and Life in Islam (unit 4) in year 10 and then Islam (unit 11) in year 11. They sit their exam at the end of year 11 and obtain one GCSE grade.
Over the two years pupils further enhance their Islamic knowledge and develop skills such as reviewing, analysing, debating, presenting a balanced argument, being critical, being able to present their opinion confidently, and assessing information.
Sections covered in the GCSE:
Religion and Life in Islam
Believing in Allah
Matters of Life and Death
Marriage and Family Life
Religion and Community Cohesion
Living a Muslim Life
Festivals and Worship
Community and Tradition
Beliefs and Values
Pupils in year 10 and 11 have two lessons per week.
Extra curricular activities or opportunities for KS5:
There are regular lunchtime and after school clubs, and there is an extensive range of extracurricular activities to take part in (please see Islamic Co-ordinators section)
Pupils have over the years achieved 98-100% A*-C in RS and with over 50% of the pupils achieving A*-A.