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Religious Studies, and Philosophy are subjects for the person who is, or wishes to be trained to become an analytic and logical thinker. These subjects require an open mind, an eagerness to enter into debate with others, and the ability to write coherent, structured essays.

At Stonyhurst we aim to:

– Develop pupils’ understanding of the Roman Catholic faith, moral issues, the Sacraments of the Catholic Church and the gospels

– Develop inquisitive thinking

– Develop pupils’ communication skills

Education in a Jesuit school tries to create a sense of wonder and mystery in learning about God’s creation. A more complete knowledge of creation can lead to a greater knowledge of God and a greater willingness to work within and for His world. This greater knowledge of God, and of God’s plan for each and every one of us, is at the heart of our subject.