The RE course aims to develop knowledge and understanding of a range of religious beliefs and practices and enables students to experience a variety of cultures and world-views. Through asking and answering questions, we encourage students to consider and realise their own beliefs by learning more about the world around them. Studying R.E. prepares students for adult life and citizenship in today’s society.
In Year 7 students study What is belief? Where can we find meaning? Who is the Christian God? Who is Allah?
In Year 8 students will study How does authority affect who I am? Is it wrong to be rich? Is it fair to treat others the same? Is love more powerful than evil?
In Year 9 students study Where did we come from? Should I worry about the end? Am I sacred?
R.E. is a core subject at Key Stage 4. All of our students follow a non-examined course, studying contemporary religious, social and moral issues. Through this course students may explore life after death, crime and punishment and medical ethic.
Students can also choose to study the full GCSE course where they will investigate Christian beliefs, marriage and the family, Christian practices, matters of life and death, Muslim beliefs, crime and punishment, Muslim practices, peace and conflict.