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Religious Studies at Thetford Grammar School facilitates pupils’ personal development. At each of the Key Stages, Religious Studies takes into account the awareness and abilities of pupils and contributes towards the personal development of the child as they engage with their own context in the world today.

This approach to learning involves shared concerns and experiences as opposed to shared topics. Rather than learning purely ‘about’ the different beliefs and practices of many religions, pupils explore questions such as those concerning matters of life and death from their own point of view, as well as though contrast of differing religious perspectives.

The schemes of learning for Key Stage 3 are designed with a view to the Norfolk Agreed Syllabus for Religious Studies.

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Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation


St. Augustine believed that physical attraction and lust was born when Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit in the garden of Eden. While this may seem a very pessimistic view, Augustine does not condemn these lustful feelings, he thinks they are perfectly human. The main issue with this is whether it is overindulged. If it is overindulged, it becomes problematic, so in order to live a healthy life, everything should be used in moderation. 

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A Relaxing Philosophy Conversation


Philosophy at TGS involves a healthy dose of debate and, more often than not, rage. This theory was tested vigorously, during a heated face off between Year 12 students. It focused around one of the most contentious issues that has existed ever since the beginning of the universe...the creation of the universe and the free will of the inhabitants in it.

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