At Eckington School pupils learn about a wide variety of beliefs and religions. In ethics lessons pupils are encouraged to explore morals and beliefs and understand the richness of different opinions.
GCSE pupils study Christianity and Islam. Pupils will learn that Christianity is one of the diverse religious traditions and beliefs in Great Britain today and that the main religious tradition in Great Britain is Christianity. Pupils will study religious beliefs from both traditions, their teachings and practices as well as the impact these beliefs have upon the behaviour, attitude and lifestyles, of individuals, communities and societies.
GCSE pupils also study religious, philosophical and ethical arguments related to four contemporary issues e.g. Matters of life, relationships, crime and punishment, peace and conflict. Students should be aware of different religious perspectives on the issues studied and their impact and influence on the modern world. Students may draw upon Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism, as well as other religions and non-religious beliefs such as atheism and humanism to support points of view.