Religious Education

Aims

KS3 and KS4

Religious Education is an academic subject which aims to give pupils an understanding of how different beliefs and values affect our lives. Pupils in Church schools learn about Christianity and other major religious and non-religious views, in line with the expectations of the recently reformed GCSE curriculum.

The youngest pupils are introduced to Christianity as a living and contemporary faith related to the values, attitudes, relationships and aspirations exemplified in the school community. Through studying the foundational aspects of Christianity, pupils come to appreciate how scripture and Church teachings can influence actions and opinions. Additionally, as a part of our commitment to ensuring that pupils are prepared for the transition from KS3 to KS4, the year 8 syllabus provides an introduction to world religions including Islam and Sikhism.

At GCSE level pupils continue their study of religious beliefs with a particular focus upon Christianity. The course aims to equip pupils with the skills to respond to contemporary issues from the perspective of the religions studied as well as expressing their own beliefs and opinions.

Christianity lies at the heart of the curriculum because church schools reflect the Christian gospel in all they do. Pupils are not expected to become committed Christians. Pupils from all faiths, and none, will enjoy engaging with inspiring RE related to a range of life experiences.

KS5

At A-level Religious Studies is taught as an academic discipline that aims to develop religious knowledge, understanding and literacy through an enquiring, critical and empathetic approach. The course provides a number of transferable skills that are in great demand from employers and universities and helps to prepare students for life-long learning.

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Curriculum Overview

Key Stage 3

RE Key Stage 4 

 RE Key Stage 5