Religious Studies

“He grants wisdom to whom He pleases; and he to whom wisdom is granted receives indeed a benefit overflowing...” [2: 269]

Religious Studies

 At Islamia Girls School, Religious Studies is one of the most important departments. It is at the centre of promoting the school's Islamic ethos and the key to success both in this life and the next. The department is always developing itself in order to give the students the best possible education.

Aims and Objectives

Providing the students with a more modern approach to studying topics related to Islam. The students look at today’s issues – perhaps including things one sees or reads about in the news. They will also look at different philosophies and learn about ethics in areas such as science, war and peace, poverty and wealth and suffering in the world.  The students will acquire skills in interpreting and evaluating pieces of information, communicating and applying their knowledge, and in examining the responses to life issues from the perspective of the major world faiths.

Course Structure 

All students will study Comparative Religions which touch upon key beliefs and practices, doctrine and rites at KS3 where a great emphasis is placed in promoting understanding and awareness of other faiths. Students will also take an active role in Islamic Studies so that they understand how to perform key acts of worship and appreciate the deeper importance and benefits of our Ibadah.  Inspirational stories and dynamic Islamic role models, such as Prophets and Companions, will be studied so we can learn from their legacy. Pupils are trained to take part in debate lessons and develop their skills of delivering their views on religious and life issues through collaborative group work.


Throughout KS3 priority is placed on developing cognitive skills and a willingness to learn from others; being prepared to recognise and acknowledge their opinions and engaging in argument but learning to disagree respectfully. We are involved to the 3 Faiths Forum and link up with other state or faith schools to promote community relations and understanding. We also have school trips to places of worship, inter-faith centres and museums to view sacred texts.