Religious Education

Introduction

Religious Education is not about making you “religious”, it is about enabling students to think for themselves about religious and moral issues. It is about them, their lives and the issues they will face when they leave school and go into the multi-ethnic, multi-faith society which is the UK.

Key Stage 3

In Key Stage 3, students will explore the views of a variety of religions as well as complex issues and questions.

YEAR 7

  • Religious diversity
  • Understanding Christianity
  • Understanding Islam
  • Understanding Sikhism
  • Understanding Hinduism


YEAR 8

  • Moral dilemmas
  • Understanding Buddhism
  • Life after death
  • Why do we suffer?
  • Religion and the Media
  • Understanding Judaism


Key Stage 4

All students receive core RE, one lesson a fortnight, which prepares them for life and gives them the skills they will need to make the decisions every adult faces.

GCSE Religious Education is offered as a option subject at Key Stage 4. It is an excellent preparation for: A Level Law, Sociology and Psychology, A Level Religious Studies, History and English. It will also benefit jobs such as, medicine, the police and the armed forces.

YEAR 9

Area of study 1: Christianity - Christian Beliefs

  • Living the Christian Life
  • Skills and exam practice
     

YEAR 10

Area of study 1: Christianity - Marriage and the family

  • Matters of life and death
     

Area of study 2: Islam - Muslim beliefs

  • Living the Muslim life
     

YEAR 11

Area of study 2: Islam - Crime and punishment

  • Peace and conflict
  • Skills, exam practice and revision

 

KS4 Assessment & Examinations
There are 2 exams - Paper 1 and Paper 2 - which are each worth 50% of the course. Each exam is 1 hour and 45 minutes and a total of 102 marks.

Extra Curricular Opportunities

Potential visits to local religious places of worship.