1.09 Religious privilege, tolerance and discrimination (part 1) – Basic principles


This is a primer resource designed for younger students to make the ideas of religious privilege, tolerance and discrimination more accessible. The stimulus explores these concepts through accessible metaphors. In the exercises students reflect on how we recognise unfairness which advantages or disadvantages us.


Politics | Religion & Belief Education | Citizenship | SMSC | Fundamental British Values

Key questions

  • What are religious privilege, tolerance and discrimination?

Learning outcomes


Students should demonstrate they can:

  • Understand and offer their opinions on the basic principle of privilege.


In addition to the basic learning outcomes, students should demonstrate they can:

  • Consider how examples of privilege – including religious privilege – are relevant to the subject they are discussing.

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