Religious Education

We study famous religious people, who have changed our world and who have inspired us to become better human beings. The study of religion “….. is simple. Religion is kindness.” Dalai Lama

Ever wondered about why the human race exists? Who created us? What role science plays in the existence of the universe? Or where we go when we die? and if God exists, why do good people suffer tragic events in life?

The study of Religion and ethics is thought provoking and provides young people with the opportunity to ask philosophical questions and contemplate what reality we actually live in. In Religious Studies we examine, both religious beliefs and non-religious views regarding issues of morality.


Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
  • What is RE?
  • What is Truth?
  • Has Science Ditched God?
  • Life after death, does it exist?
  • Citizenship
  • Future Careers
  • Relationships
  • Keeping Safe
  • Prejudice and Discrimination
  • Citizenship
  • Future Hopes
  • Relationships
  • Personal Issues

Key Stage 3 RE and Citizenship will be assessed in class and will consist of extended writing, which will prepare students for Key Stage 4.


Key Stage 4 Curriculum

YEAR 10 & 11 GCSE

Over the two year course students will study the following units:

  1. World Religions & Philosophy
  2. Christianity
  3. Judaism

Assessment

  • Written assessment will take place every six weeks, in the form of exam questions.
  • Students will be assessed at the end of each unit, with a test in exam conditions. This will be marked based on the exam board criteria and will provide staff and students, with an accurate indication of their current progress.
  • Students are expected to revise for end of unit assessments, using all the revision material provided by their teacher.
  • Students will also complete formal mock exams, in preparation for the final GCSE.
  • There are 3 examinations at the end of Year 11, one 2 hour paper on World Religions and Philosophy, and an hour each on Christianity and Judaism.

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