Religious Education

“I liked the debating…the idea that there isn’t always a right and wrong. I liked learning through images and metaphors”

“I enjoyed the PowerPoint quizzes which were interactive. They helped me to remember biblical quotes”

“Regular unit tests have been good for practice and feedback, and has helped me understand how to improve”

“I enjoyed matching up exercises as they helped me to improve my knowledge. I enjoyed using the Playdough and Lego for quotes as it was a different way to learn”

 

The RE Department is proud of its achievements. Students take part in a variety of activities to develop their reasoning skills and the ability to show empathy with many religious viewpoints. Through debate, role-play and group work, students are encouraged to reflect on philosophical, moral and spiritual questions. This is reinforced at A-level, through the analysis of complex philosophical arguments exploring God’s nature and the application of ethical issues to moral, spiritual and social issues.

Key Stage 3

Students follow the locally agreed syllabus, covering the World Religions and dealing with moral, spiritual and philosophical questions to develop evaluative skills. (e.g. looking at Ultimate questions, the life of Jesus, Religion & the Environment and Basic Christianity).

Key Stage 4

Year 9, 10 and 11 follow the new AQA Religious Studies A (8062) full course GCSE

New GCSE full course: 100% Examination - 2 papers each 1 hour and 45 minutes long

Subject content:

  • Component 1 - The study of beliefs, teachings and practices of 2 religions; Christianity & Buddhism
  • Component 2 - Thematic studies; Religion and Life, The existance of God and revelation, Religion, Peace and Conflict and Religion, Crime and Punishment.

Enrichment Opportunities:

KS3: trips to places of religious interest

KS4: trips abroad to places of pilgrimage and worship

 

The RE Department:

  • Len Bhagwandin – Head of Department
  • Stephanie Oxley – RE Teacher
  • Lee Smart - RE Teacher & SMSC Co-ordinator
  • Laura Sansam - RE Teacher and Head of Year
  • Victoria Taylor-Smith - RE Teacher
  • Janet Smith - RE Teacher