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Religious Education: Aims/Philosophy

At Key Stage Three the students follow a religious studies programme with a focus on understanding religions and the search for meaning in life .We then look at the beliefs and practices different religions have. In year 9 the focus is on investigating moral and personal issues and looking at religious responses to them.

 At Key Stage Four

The  aim is to enable students to:

  • Adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religion
  • Explore religions and beliefs, reflect on fundamental questions, and engage with them intellectually and respond personally
  • Enhance their spiritual and moral development, and contribute to their health and wellbeing
  • Enhance their personal, social and cultural development, their understanding of different cultures
  • Reflect on and develop their own values, opinions and attitudes in light of their learning.

Key Stage 3

Autumn 1

What is RE / Create your own religion

Autumn 2

The Big Story told in the Bible

Spring 1

Is it right to eat animals ?

Spring 2

What are we doing to the Environment ?

Summer 1

Human rights and responsibilities

Summer 2

Inspirational figures


All students complete a baseline assessment on entry and half termly assessments thereafter to monitor progress.


Key Stage 4

Exam board:  Edexcel paper reference- 5RSO1/01 Full Course available from the beginning of year 10.

Course breakdown: 100 % examination


Year 10

Year 11

Autumn 1

Believing In God- Arguments for

Community Cohesion

Autumn 2

Believing in God –Arguments against

Peace and conflict

Spring 1

Matters of life and death

Environment and Medicine

Spring 2

Abortion and Euthanasia

Crime and Punishment

Summer 1

Marriage and Family life


Summer 2

Divorce and Contraception


 Alternative courses at KS4:

Functional Skills Level 1

Course outline/Key Skills:

Functional Skills Level 2

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Kevin Matthews

Erika Wilkins

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