Divinity is taught throughout the school - by form teachers in years 2 and 4, and by the Chaplain to the rest of the school.
The boys explore stories from both the Old and New Testaments and the issues that emerge from those stories.
As early as Year 4, boys are encouraged to question both the stories and the issues, especially their application and relevance to their everyday life.
In Year 6, the boys engage with three major world religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam, taking them in a chronological order and constantly making comparisons, especially in terms of commonality. The aim here is to give the boys an appreciation of differing world faiths and encourage a degree of empathy and understanding how followers of these faiths live out their beliefs.
In Years 7 and 8 we follow the Common Entrance syllabus, which is similarly structured, although there are around twenty set texts that we must study. It is a broad and demanding syllabus and emphasis is placed on discussion and analysis. Great emphasis is placed on the Contemporary Issues related to these texts. At each stage, the boys' own experiences of religion and life in general are considered as learning resources in themselves.
CE Divinity Revision
A useful site for referring to Bible passages is http://www.biblegateway.com
BBC Christianity Clips
Boys' Own Resources
Outline the Work of Arocha
The Near Sacrifice of Isaac
The Lost Son
Explain What Genesis 2 teaches about the Nature of God and Man
Explain the Importance of the Passover Lamb
Simon the Pharisee
The Good Samaritan