Head of Department: Rabbi B.Rickman
Coordinator of Jewish Informal Education: Rabbi A.Schwartz
Rav, Yavneh Girls: Rabbi C.Cohen
Rosh Yeshiva, Yavneh Boys KS3: Rabbi.P.Cohen
Rosh Yeshiva, Yavneh Boys KS4 and KS5: Rabbi.S.Schwalbe
Mrs E Hoffner
Rabbi Y Joseph
Rabbi S Klein
Mrs J Seitler
Rabbi B Simmonds
Jewish studies is a core subject in the school, through to GCSE. Throughout the five years students will be equipped with knowledge and an understanding of key Biblical and Talmudic texts. They will gain an appreciation of the contribution that Judaism has made to civilisation, that will ultimately enable them to understand who Jews are and why. The schemes of work promote an active sense of citizenship and regard for the common good. Students are taught to demonstrate respect and reverence towards others in the school community, the wider Jewish community and towards the outside world. A love of and commitment to the State of Israel and the people of Israel is developed through study and celebrating Israel’s achievements throughout the year.
A study of the Torah narrative. The course builds analytical, textual, reading and comprehension skills. Students are challenged to apply Biblical narrative to their lives based on an analysis of the ethical concerns that emerge from the Torah. There are opportunities to develop enhanced Hebrew reading skills and to build up a working knowledge of key phrases from the Hebrew text.
From year 7 students are introduced to the style of questions that they will face at GCSE and skills are developed through to the end of KS4.
Curriculum: KS4 - AQA Religious Studies (8062)
Curriculum: KS5 A-Level - AQA Religious Studies (7062)