Religious Education

Humans have engaged in religious activities since the beginning of time. Such activities include prayer, worship and rituals and the belief in a great, powerful and supreme being.

As well as looking at these ideas, religion attempts to answer questions such as, “What is the true meaning of life?”, “Why is there suffering in the world?”, “What happens to us after death?” These questions continue to be relevant today.

Religious Education is an exciting and stimulating subject that provides a great opportunity for pupils.

Key Stage 3

Throughout Years 7, 8, and 9 pupils consider contemporary issues, develop social and cultural awareness, philosophical thought and decision-making skills.

Religious Education enables pupils to be well-informed and balanced on matters concerned with religious beliefs and values in an increasingly global, multi-cultural and multi-faith world.

Year 7

What do Christians believe
Where do Christian Beliefs come from

What do Muslims believe
Where do Islamic beliefs come from

What do Jews believe
Where do Jewish beliefs come from

Year 8

Belonging to the Christian Faith
Raising questions exploring answers
Christian beliefs in action

Belonging to the Islamic Faith
Raising questions exploring answers
Islamic beliefs in action

Belonging to the Jewish Faith
Raising questions exploring answers
Jewish beliefs in action

Year 9

What do Hindus believe
Where do Hindu beliefs come from,
Belonging to the Hindu faith

What do Sikhs believe
Where do Sikhs beliefs come from
Belonging to the Sikh faith

What do Buddhist believe
Where do Buddhist beliefs come from
Belonging to the Buddhist faith

Pupils will complete a written assessment at the end of each module to measure their progress and a summative exam.

Pupils do not receive homework in RE at Key Stage 3.

KS3 Assessment Grid

Further Study

The study of Religious Education helps pupils to think critically, listen emphatically, speak thoughtfully and write clearly. Skills gained through the study of this subject include the ability to understand the impact of conflicting ideologies and different sides of an argument before arriving at a balanced conclusion.

These are transferable skills that will benefit pupils in any future career. The ability to appreciate and understand human diversity, belief systems and cultural and spiritual experiences would be useful in any profession that brings you into contact with other people.

Department Staff

Mr R Lamerton

Teacher of Geography / Teacher of Religious Education

Mrs M Burge

Teacher of History / Teacher of Religious Education