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    I am a Masters of Education student currently doing research into the area of the attitudes which sixth form pupils in United Kingdom have towards religion and religious education by examining some of the factors behind it. If you are in the age range 16 - 18 years old please consider completing this.

    This is an anonymous questionnaire with confidentiality provided. No one except the researcher will view your responses. You may choose to provide email address to be entered into a draw to win £15 Amazon voucher but alternatively can choose not to provide the email address.

    Further information about your participation and what the research involves in provided on the link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HSS...?usp=send_form
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    It's a very interesting topic and here are my thoughts...

    I went to a normal state secondary school from Year 7 - 11 and we had compulsory RE in all years. This was mainly focused on learning about other religions and traditions, and the rare debate amongst the class about the existence of God (although we had equally as many debates about the subject in science class!)

    However, I left after year 11 to attend a Catholic Sixth Form College (I still attend). My primary reason for attending was academic reputation rather than religion, although I appreciated the fact it could benefit my Christian faith (at the time). The requirement for the College was a religious faith so many (well, all) of my peers had some kind of religious belief. It was a generally diverse mix of religions (Hinduism, Islam, Christianity mainly). Many of them, like myself, have doubts about God and are only religious because of their parents.

    At College we have compulsory RE lessons once a week, this is not for any qualification but just because of the religious nature of the College. In first year (Year 12) this was mainly traditions and other religions again which I personally (amongst others) found particularly boring. However, quite a bit further into the year the RE lessons changed from less religion to more...social issues? We had lessons (which were just really encouraging discussion, we weren't being taught much content) about equality, race, stereotypes, abortion, euthanasia...and I think it's discussing these issues which are more important than learning about ancient religious artefacts...and now in second year (year 13) we are discussing things about death, morality, atheism etc...and we are all being encouraged to think for ourselves and have our own opinions as well as hear the views of others.

    Religion might teach people how to respond to things like death, creation, morality, equality, abortion etc but I think discussing these issues (with or without religion) is important in itself and should be encouraged among sixth form students. In that sense, RE is very important but students must be told to think for themselves and not necessarily believe ancient books or their parents.
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    It's a very interesting topic and here are my thoughts...

    I went to a normal state secondary school from Year 7 - 11 and we had compulsory RE in all years. This was mainly focused on learning about other religions and traditions, and the rare debate amongst the class about the existence of God (although we had equally as many debates about the subject in science class!)

    However, I left after year 11 to attend a Catholic Sixth Form College (I still attend). My primary reason for attending was academic reputation rather than religion, although I appreciated the fact it could benefit my Christian faith (at the time). The requirement for the College was a religious faith so many (well, all) of my peers had some kind of religious belief. It was a generally diverse mix of religions (Hinduism, Islam, Christianity mainly). Many of them, like myself, have doubts about God and are only religious because of their parents.

    At College we have compulsory RE lessons once a week, this is not for any qualification but just because of the religious nature of the College. In first year (Year 12) this was mainly traditions and other religions again which I personally (amongst others) found particularly boring. However, quite a bit further into the year the RE lessons changed from less religion to more...social issues? We had lessons (which were just really encouraging discussion, we weren't being taught much content) about equality, race, stereotypes, abortion, euthanasia...and I think it's discussing these issues which are more important than learning about ancient religious artefacts...and now in second year (year 13) we are discussing things about death, morality, atheism etc...and we are all being encouraged to think for ourselves and have our own opinions as well as hear the views of others.

    Religion might teach people how to respond to things like death, creation, morality, equality, abortion etc but I think discussing these issues (with or without religion) is important in itself and should be encouraged among sixth form students. In that sense, RE is very important but students must be told to think for themselves and not necessarily believe ancient books or their parents.
    Very interesting thoughts
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    (Original post by tradingmyheartforyours)
    I am a Masters of Education student currently doing research into the area of the attitudes which sixth form pupils in United Kingdom have towards religion and religious education by examining some of the factors behind it. If you are in the age range 16 - 18 years old please consider completing this.

    This is an anonymous questionnaire with confidentiality provided. No one except the researcher will view your responses. You may choose to provide email address to be entered into a draw to win £15 Amazon voucher but alternatively can choose not to provide the email address.

    Further information about your participation and what the research involves in provided on the link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HSS...?usp=send_form
    Done!!! can you please fill up my questionnaire as well? it only takes 5 minutes https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/online_blogs_smartphones

    Thank you!!
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    Done!!! can you please fill up my questionnaire as well? it only takes 5 minutes https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/online_blogs_smartphones

    Thank you!!
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    Hey Hope you don’t mind me posting here. Can any 16 – 18 year olds complete my survey on attitudes to religion and Religious Education? You will entered into a draw to win £15 Amazon vouchers
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    Hey Hope you don’t mind me posting here. Can any 16 – 18 year olds complete my survey on attitudes to religion and Religious Education? You will entered into a draw to win £15 Amazon vouchers
    http://goo.gl/forms/qmrwS8tUz6
    Hi! Unfortunately I do not fit your criteria (16-18 year olds) but I will forward your questionnaire to a couple of friends who are under 18.

    In the meantime, I'd really appreciate if you could complete my survey

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    Hi! Unfortunately I do not fit your criteria (16-18 year olds) but I will forward your questionnaire to a couple of friends who are under 18.

    In the meantime, I'd really appreciate if you could complete my survey

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    I had already done yours thanks
    Oh sorry about that :s I've emailed my friends, hopefully they'll complete your survey asap.

    Good luck with your research then
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    Oh sorry about that :s I've emailed my friends, hopefully they'll complete your survey asap.

    Good luck with your research then
    Hahah thanks though you too! Let's power through.
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    Hey any 16-18 years olds in the UK please complete my attitude to religion survey to be in with a chance to win an Amazon voucher.
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