Religious Education

Key Stage 3 Religious Education

The principle aim of Religious Education (RE) is to engage students with questions arising from the study of religion and beliefs so as to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

At KS3 the programme of study focuses on the exploration of key questions that are delivered in relation to the major world religions as well as students own beliefs and viewpoints. By exploring issues within and across faiths, students learn to understand and respect different religions, beliefs, values and traditions (including ethical life stances), and their influence on individuals, societies, communities and cultures.

Please see detailed information for each year group below.

KS3 Curriculum Diagram RE

Key Stage 4 – Statutory Religious Education

All students will study statutory RE which focuses on philosophical and ethical questions:

  • Matters of Life and Death
  • Charity
  • Origins and Destiny
  • Sources of Strength and Authority

Please see detailed information for each year group below.

KS4 Curriculum Diagram RE

Key Stage 4 – GCSE Religious Education

Students are also able to select GCSE RE as one of their options in 10.  Students will study the GCSE AQA course for 5 hours per fortnight.