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Religious Studies

Covering a range of religions, philosophy and ethical systems, the subject addresses a range of fundamental questions including: “Why do people believe in a God?”, “Can His existence be proved?”, “Are some things always wrong?” and “How do we know something to be true?”.

The subject therefore provides a good basis in critical and reflective thinking for a questioning young mind. A-Level pupils are expected to consider questions that they may never have considered before, such as how the thinking mind relates to the body, and put together a focused and cogent response to a particular problem. It trains them to construct arguments of quality based on evidence and thought, detecting and rejecting flawed lines of reasoning in the process. Younger pupils grapple with questions such as the relationships between religions, the limitations of deontological and teleological systems of ethics and why people might believe.

The subject therefore provides a good basis in critical and reflective thinking for a questioning young mind. Plato reports Socrates as saying that the unexamined life is not worth living. This subject challenges assumptions and makes pupils think more deeply about questions they may not have considered, or about things that they have previously simply taken for granted, examining themselves, their views and their attitudes in the process."

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Pupil Profile: Meg

Blundell’s pupil awarded scholarship to top American University.

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Autumn Term Garden Open Day

The autumn sunshine helped ensure the Open Day was another successful event in the Blundell’s Garden. Year 1 started the activities with snail races and using Playdough to make models of insects and items they found in the garden.

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Pupil Profile: Harry

Since joining Blundell’s in Year 9, Harry’s academic achievements have gone from strength to strength. He quickly made himself known as a talented mathematician with a gift for the sciences and an aptitude for hard work.

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Blundell's on film

There has been considerable excitement around school this term as we had a film crew in to shoot footage for our new school promotional video.

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One Day Event

Congratulations to all the equestrian riders that took part in the Blundell’s One Day Event (ODE) this year. The ODE is aimed at South West Schools teams and individuals.

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GCSE & A-Level Results 2021

After a year of disruptions and interruptions we are delighted to celebrate the resilience, adaptability, and diligence of our pupils as they received their A-Level and GCSE result.

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Tatler Schools Guide

‘Blundell’s is the archetypal all-rounder, and it certainly isn’t lacking in spirit.’ ‘Pupils feel supported and stimulated’

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