Religious Studies actively promotes the values of truth, justice, respect for all and care of the environment. It places specific emphasis on students valuing themselves and others, on the role of the family and the community in religious belief and activity, on the celebration of diversity in society through understanding similarities and differences, and on human stewardship of the earth. Religious Studies also recognises the changing nature of society, including changes in religious practice and expression and the influence of religion, in the local, national and global community.
Religious Studies at SVCS follows the Suffolk Agreed Syllabus. Whilst learning about Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Humanism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism students are also encouraged to develop positive attitudes to their learning and to the beliefs and values of others through self-awareness, respect for all, open-mindedness, appreciation and wonder.