Religious Studies

At The Dixie students develop respect and appreciation for all religions and points of view.

Students understand the contribution of Christianity to the cultural identity of Britain. 

Students learn about and respect the beliefs of people from other faiths and understand how these beliefs and values affect ways of living. This is vital in our multi-cultural society and at a time when people travel widely for work and recreation.

Students become aware of the spiritual dimension in life and have the chance to reflect on their experiences and deepen their understanding of the meaning of life.

Students also have the opportunity to appreciate how religious beliefs contribute to personal morality and social responsibility. Students are encouraged to view issues from a variety of perspectives and are given the opportunity to think for themselves and through discussion students are encouraged to debate both orally and on paper - skills highly valued by Universities and in the work place. 

The International Dimension

As an International School, we  foster an interest in and understanding of many of the world's religions and cultures, to prepare our students to be global citizens of the 21st century.

Leicester is a multi-cultural city nearby which offers many opportunities for learning about a wide variety of faiths. We visit many different places of worship each year, such as the Orthodox synagogue, Masjid Umar (mosque) Shree Jalaram and BAPS Swaminaryan Hindu temples, We also go to the Guru Nanak gurdwara in Nuneaton, the Nagarjuna Buddhist Centre in Kelmarsh and St Peter’s Church, Market Bosworth.

Students' learning is reinforced through the celebration of festivals with appropriate foods, stories, music and dance. Diwali is a particular favourite. We also celebrate Chinese New Year because of our close links with the Baxian School in Chongqing.