Taught by: Mrs Souad Tehami BA (Hons), Algiers. and Mrs Basma El Shayyal BA (Hons) MA, London; PGCE.
Religious Studies department is highly regarded by the school and its founders and constitutes the main pillar of Islamia. The department is in continual consultation with other departments and staff, to ensure that all decision making and proposed activities are faithful to and in accordance with our school mission, promises and ethos.
Aims & Objectives
The vision is to prepare our young daughters at Islamia to be the Muslim leaders of tomorrow making a positive difference in the society and sharing the experience of life by celebrating their differences and respecting one another; faith, culture and race.
Islamic beliefs, values and practice constitute the main focus of study throughout the school.
Key Stage 3
During Key Stage 3, the girls will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of Aqeedah, Fiqh, and a basic knowledge of Shariah with the emphasis on the Adaab and the practice of the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (s.w.s). These three years aim at building a sound knowledge base and developing understanding of the beliefs, values and traditions in Islam as well as raising awareness and understanding of the world’s other most influential religions.
Key Stage 4
At GCSE, the aim is to give students opportunities to identify, investigate and respond to the fundamental questions of life raised by religion and human experience. This includes questions about the meaning and purpose of life. To achieve this, the department promotes an enquiring and sympathetic approach to the study of Islam and challenges students to look in depth and explore the contrasting opinions and their diversity in Islam and within other religions.??? Alhamdulillah, the girls enjoy this learning experience tremendously, and show us their gratitude by achieving outstanding results in the GCSE.