Religious Education

Departmental Vision

We live in a multi-cultural society. Our aim is to develop tolerance and understanding of the beliefs of others. We want to enable our students to flourish individually within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society and global community.

KS3 Overview (what is taught in KS3)

The KS3 curriculum is varied and interesting, concentrating on the 6 main world religions; Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and Sikhism. Students have the opportunity to study alternative ideas like Humanism. Topics covered include environmental issues, relationships, community cohesion, respect, leadership, symbolism, death, creation, holocaust, conflict and the existence of God. During Y9 all students begin preparation for GCSE work.

KS4 Overview (what is taught in KS4)

At KS4 the students study OCR philosophy and applied ethics course B. The topics are science and religion, good and evil, medical ethics, wealth and poverty, revelation, religion peace and justice, human relationships, belief about Deity and media.

These topics we feel are challenging student’s beliefs and ideas, which will allow them to understand and be prepared for the challenging world we live in.

Career Opportunities

Understanding religious and cultural diversity enhances job prospects in many areas.

Useful websites

www.qca.org.uk/curriculum
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/rs/
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/keystage_3/topics/re.shtml

Extra Curricular Activities

Creative poster activity, research project and study drop in sessions.