Jewish studies at King David High School seeks to create a generation of proud, aware and knowledgeable young Jews. We aim to make our ancient tradition relevant and engaging to young modern Jews.
Students will cover key Biblical narratives with modern and classical commentators.
At KS3, students cover key Biblical narratives with modern and classical commentators. The learning is built around a number of fundamental questions:
Whatever the background of our students, we give each one the opportunity to find meaning and relevance in our sacred texts. More advanced students have the opportunity to develop their Hebrew reading skills. All students will develop critical thinking and analytical skills. Alongside the academic skills, we seek to develop the spiritual, moral and ethical world of our students. Respect, dignity, and courtesy are fundamental values that we expect from all our students.
Additionally, year 7, students study a short course on Christianity and Sikhism as part of their carousel courses. Students will cover the basic beliefs and practices of each religion. There are further opportunities for interfaith study and activities throughout the 5 years.
At KS4, all students study the AQA Religious Studies GCSE Scheme. The topics we study are:
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All 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.
Our school has a Zionist ethos. In years 7-9 students will study and self-contained unit on Israel, helping them to develop an appreciation of the State, the people of Israel its’ history and culture.
At KS5 we follow and study the AQA Religious Studies Course. This course is very challenging and rewarding. Students will study:
Academic skills relevant to the study of Humanities are developed from year 7 through to year 13. Our graduating students have followed degree paths in Philosophy, Theology, Medicine, Politics, History, Law and Sciences. For more information and guidance please see here: https://tinyurl.com/mtrd9j59
The Jewish Informal Education – Mission Statement
Alongside the formal teaching of Jewish Studies, we run an informal Jewish Studies programme. There are opportunities for students to extend their knowledge through lunch and learn sessions, take part in Chessed activities, celebrate festivals as well as overseas trips to Poland and Israel. The Jewish Studies department also coordinates cross curricular activities enabling the entire school to promote key Jewish festivals and values. We partner with outside agencies to give our students every opportunity to enjoy their Jewish journey in school.
KS3: Year 7-9