Introducing our Religious Studies Subject Advisor...

Richard Barrow

Part of the  Team since 2023

Richard Barrow"I did my BA (in Philosophy and English), MA (in Social Philosophy) and M.Phil (my thesis was on Personal Identity) at the University of East Anglia. Before joining OCR, I taught Religious Studies and Philosophy for nearly 20 years at sixth form and university level, and co-ordinated widely with Religious Studies colleagues in the 11-16 sector.


"As Head of Subject and Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator at a large sixth form college, my responsibilities included conducting teaching observations and delivering various INSET (on pedagogy and Religious Studies), locally and nationally. I have particular research interests in Learning Theory, Retrieval Practice and Flipped Learning.

"I've always enjoyed supporting colleagues and look forward to working with RS teachers and the wider Religious Studies community as part of this role.

"In my free time I enjoy weightlifting, rugby (League and Union), gardening, nature/conservation, military history and 19th/ early 20th-century literature. I also spend a lot of time looking after my children’s pets."

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Subject Advisor: Richard


Phone: 01223 553998

Twitter: OCR_RS

Qualifications: GCSE and A Level Religious Studies - find out more.

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