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Our principal aim is to engage our students in systematic enqRE Posteruiry into significant human questions which religion and worldviews address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own. Our curriculum aims to ensure that all students know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews, express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldview, and gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews. Through each Key Stage we develop the three disciplines of Religious Education: Theology, Philosophy and Sociology. We develop key content whilst also developing key knowledge of Religious Education, mainly Substantive knowledge, Disciplinary Knowledge, and Experiential Knowledge. Our extra-curricular offer seeks to develop opportunities for debate and development of understanding for our students, as well as to deepen enjoyment and interest of the subject as a whole.  

The curriculum for RE aims to ensure that all students

1. Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews, so that they can:

  • · Describe, explain and analyse beliefs and practices, recognising the diversity which exists within and between communities and amongst individuals.
  • · Identify, investigate and respond to questions posed, and responses offered by some of the sources of wisdom found in religions and worldviews.
  • · Appreciate and appraise the nature, significance and impact of different ways of life and ways of expressing meaning.

2. Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews, so that they can:

  • · Explain reasonably their ideas about how beliefs, practices and forms of expression influence individuals and communities.
  • · Express with increasing discernment their personal reflections and critical responses to questions and teachings about identity, diversity, meaning and value, including ethical issues.
  • · Appreciate and appraise varied dimensions of religion.

3. Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews, so that they can:

  • · Find out about and investigate key concepts and questions of belonging, meaning, purpose and truth, responding creatively.
  • · Enquire into what enables different individuals and communities to live together respectfully for the wellbeing of all.
  • · Articulate beliefs, values and commitments clearly in order to explain why they may be important in their own and other people’s lives.

Programme of Study

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

1:1

What is Religion?

Does God exist?

How is religious identity tested and shaped by conflict and persecution?

1:2

What are the Abrahamic Faiths?

2:1

Is death the end?

Why are there divergent groups in Christianity?

2:2

How does religious belief influence daily life?

Did Jesus save the world?

Are all lives equal?

3:1

Do religious stories stand the test of time?

How do religious festival celebrate triumph over darkness?

3:2

Is religion a force for good?

What impact do places of worship have on believers and the local community?

How can the divine be expressed through music and art?

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Extra Curricular 

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