Mr S Cowan - Head of RE / PSHE
Mr A Wilkes - Teacher of RE
Miss F O'Donnell - Teacher of RE
KS3 Subject Content
Students will complete 3 Modules. These will consist of:
Introductory Unit: This unit looks at How Religion has influenced the legal system in Britain and other countries. Conscience and what influences our decisions making, as well as how we behave socially. The aim is for pupils to develop student’s ability to form their own opinions their thoughts and feelings about life.
Islam: This looks at what it means and what it’s like to be a Muslim in Britain today.
Christianity: this unit will look at why Christianity is still of relevance to some people today. This will include the study of the Church, different perceptions of creation and understanding how people interpret religious stories differently.
Students will complete 3 modules:
Judaism: This module will looks at Jewish beliefs and customs.
Christianity 2: a study of beliefs and practices of Christians.
Inspirational People: this module will look at inspirational people of different faiths. It will focus on their work, their lives and what inspired them.
KS4 Subject Content
Qualification Name: GCSE Religious Studies
Exam board: OCR
All students are given the option to continue their studies in RE from Year 9 onwards. We use the OCR exam board for this.
The OCR GCSE Religious Studies course is divided into three sections:
Christian Beliefs and Practices - Students will study topics such as; creation, Christian beliefs about God and how Christians worship.
Islamic Beliefs and Practices and Philosophy - Students will study the prophets of Islam, Islamic sects, historical aspects of Islam, worship.
Ethics from a Christian Perspective - Students will study Religion and Science, Beliefs about God, Religious Experience, Life and Death, and the issue of Good and Evil, Human Relationships, Medical Ethics, Religion and the Media, and Peace and Justice.
Students are assessed by three written examinations at the end of Year 11. This includes two exams each one hour in length and each looking at the Beliefs and Practices of Christianity and Islam. The third exam is two hours in length and will test the students on their knowledge of Philosophy and Ethics from a religious perspective.
RE is also covered through our extended tutor sessions and assembly periods. We consider it to be an extremely important part of children’s Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development. In these sessions students are taught about all of the main religions in Great Britain as well as gaining knowledge and understanding of how faith affects the lives of different communities. They have opportunities to reflect on and respond to their own beliefs whether or not they are grounded in a specific religion.
Like the rest of our curriculum, we are keen to ensure that children benefit from first hand experiences and use visitors and trips to places of worship to enhance the provision and create a broad range of experiences for children to draw experience from.
For further information please contact Mr S Cowan - Head of RE/PSHE -