Religious Education

Team Leader: Miss C Miles

In RE we learn about the 6 major world religions focusing on Christianity, Judaism and Islam. We aim to give pupils an insight into what it is like to believe and follow these religions so that we can understand the world around us. Religion is increasingly in the news and we aim to show the positives of having a faith.

Curriculum Overview: 
We look at themes from world religions including leaders, the purpose of life and the Holocaust.

Key stage 3:
Year 7 topics include:

  • Leaders
  • What do Christians believe?
  • What do Jews believe?
  • What do Muslims believe?

Year 8 topics include:

  • Where did the world come from?
  • What is the purpose of life?
  • Is there life after death?
  • How do you make moral decisions?

Assessment is done through a range of activities including empathy writing, examinations, controlled assessments and project work.

Key stage 4:
We offer a full Religious Studies GCSE. The course we deliver is the Edexcel one on Christianity and Islam and it covers a wide range of topics from abortion to the environment, from why people believe in God to crime and punishment.

Here is a recommended wider reading list for Christianity and for Islam for KS4 pupils.

How to support pupil learning: 
The VLE offers a wide range of support materials.