Religious Studies at Upton -by-Chester High School
The Religious Studies department is vibrant, dynamic and highly successful. We achieve consistently high grades at both GCSE and A Level and this is a popular subject with large numbers of students opting to study it for both GCSE and A Level.
'OFSTED' Inpection Reports have described our results as 'outstanding'.
'Work is above average and shows a good level of understanding. Pupils achieve well throughout the school. Good relationships between teachers and pupils and very good behaviour in lessons all contribute well towards good progress. Pupils with special educational needs and those for whom English is an additional language achieve well. Gifted and talented pupils are encouraged to explore topics more deeply through open-ended questions and by being given the opportunity for independent research. Credit is always given for unexpected answers.' (OFSTED Report - 2003)
'Results in the GCSE course are above the national average and the proportion gaining the top A*-A grades is exceptionally high. This pattern has been sustained over a number of years and represents outstanding achievement. Large numbers are recruited for the GCSE and A level examination courses and other students have the opportunity to accredit their learning through the Entry Level qualification.' (OFSTED Report - 2008)