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  • Religious Studies (PCR)

    Department Profile

    Mr N Riley BA (Hons.) - Head of Philosophy, Critical Thinking & Religious St.

    Miss M Rafiq BA (Hons.) - SEND Co-ordinator

    Ms K Leckie - PCR Teacher

    The PCR Department (Philosophy, Critical Thinking and Religion) is a successful curriculum area with three well-qualified teachers and input from a number of other specialists to complement the range of skills used to teach Thinking Skills. We take a holistic approach to the development of life-long learning skills, combining the team’s skills in teaching Religious Studies, Thinking Skills, Philosophy, Ethics and Citizenship. The department is extremely well resourced for all six world religions to enable pupils to learn to suit their own interests. We have a genuine whole-student approach to learning that goes a long way beyond the study of religion and is instrumental to UCGS’s reputation for a cohesive, friendly school. 

    Cross-curricular Links

    In PCR (Philosophy, Critical Thinking and Religion) pupils apply processes and thinking skills to a range of ethical and moral decisions and consider questions of ultimate meaning. These skills as explicitly discussed and developed in Thinking Skills lessons and there is a structured skills development process across all subjects taught. This then builds links with many areas of school and home life.