Religious Education

Subject Leader

Miss S Philip –

Teaching Staff

Ms K Culleton –

Miss M Young –

Mrs N Barnes –

Key Stage 3 Overview

In Years 7 and 8 and 9 students study RE for 2 hours over a fortnight and be assessed on 2 skills:

AO1: demonstrating knowledge and insight

AO2: arguing and expressing views

They will study the following topics over the course of the 3 years:

Year 7Old Testament StudiesThe 5 Pillars of IslamCivil UnrestJesus in Art
Year 8Buddhism IntroThe ChurchEthical ValuesNew Testament Studies
Year 9Buddhism - Beliefs and TeachingsPhilosophyIslamic TraditionsJudaism - Introduction

GCSE overview

Years 10 and 11

Year 10 onwards begins preparation for the RE GCSE. We follow the OCR exam board:

This specification aims to enable students to:

  • Become more critical and reflective in their approach to studying religion
  • Explore beliefs on key questions and respond personally
  • Enhance their spiritual, personal, social and cultural development
  • Develop their own values and opinions

Some students will choose a short course GCSE, they will study the following topics:

Year 10Christianity Beliefs and TeachingsRelationships and Families
Year 11Islamic Beliefs and TeachingsDialogues between religious and non-religious people

Some students will choose a full GCSE option they will study:

Year 10Christian Beliefs and TeachingsRelationships and FamiliesIslamic Beliefs and TeachingsThe existence of God
Year 11Christian PracticesPeace and ConflictIslamic PracticesDialogues between religious and non-religious people

A Level Overview

The school offers Religious Studies A Level (traditionally known as Philosophy and Ethics) . We follow the OCR exam board

This specification aims to enable students to:

  • Develop their interest in the study of religion and relate it to the wider world
  • Develop skills appropriate to specialist study
  • Be critical and enquiring
  • Reflect on their own values in light of their learning