RELIGIOUS education in schools needs a big change, says a new report.
The two-year investigation says the subject should be given a new name – religion and worldviews.
It also says the teaching of religion should include things like atheism (the belief that God does not exist) and agnosticism (not knowing whether God exists).
The Commission on Religious Education report says the subject should draw from a wide range of spiritual and other approaches to life.
The study goes on to say that all school pupils should study the subject up to year 11.
The latest figures show that the number of pupils taking religious studies at A Level has fallen by 22% – nearly a quarter. New data also shows that more than half the people in the UK have no religion.
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