The purpose of the King’s Religious Studies Department is to offer students the opportunity to explore the phenomenon of ‘Religion, Faith and Spirituality’ as both an academic pursuit, but also as something that can add appreciatively to our lives, and the lives of others.
The programme from Year 9 through to Year 11 aims to help students understand the basis upon which the special Anglican character of King’s College is built, in an open, engaging and critically thoughtful way. As students move through the College, they have the opportunity to consider the basics of ‘The Christian faith’, explore ‘The Big Questions’ as well as Community Service, learn about the world’s main religious ‘traditions’ and, if they wish, engage in an academic programme of study at Year 11.
Year 9 – A Firm Foundation – Exploring Anglican Faith, in the Christian Tradition taught by Rev Walters and Mr. Horacek-Glading
Year 10 – World Faiths, The Church’s History and Community Service taught by Ms Tamati and Mr. Horacek-Glading
Year 11 – NCEA Level 1, Religious Studies taught by Ms Tamati
All current and any prospective students are welcome to contact the Religious Studies Department to explore opportunities to study Religious Studies at senior levels, especially.
Plans are afoot, to introduce a new Religious Studies paper for Cambridge AS students in 2024, along with NCEA Level 2.