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.

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