RE - Religious Education
Key stage 3
Students are introduced to the 6 main world religions and explore God's existence. Year 7 students will begin a deeper exploration of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Philosophy and 'big questions' precede the exploration of Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism in Year 8 as well as looking at religious role models and sacred spaces.
Students engage with topics which will prepare them for the GCSE course throughout Year 9, these include religious views on: religion and conflict; matters of death and animal/environmental/medical ethics.
Key stage 4
In Year 10 and 11, students will follow a GCSE in RE and will be challenged to make the most of the skills and knowledge gained during KS3. The course covers two components; component 1 which is the study of Christianity and Islam beliefs, teachings and practices. Component 2 is thematic studies looking at 'relationships and families; 'peace and conflict'; 'crime and punishment' and 'human rights and social justice'. There are two exams both lasting 1hr 45m, both counting for 50% of the final grade.