Religious Education

R.E. helps students to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of religion by exploring the significance and impact of beliefs, teachings, sources, practices, ways of life and forms of expressing meaning. The students express their personal responses and informed insights on fundamental questions and issues about identity, belonging, meaning, purpose, truth, values and commitments. 

Key Stage 3

We run a two year enquiry based Key Stage 3 course which allows students to explore the six major world religions whilst undertaking half-termly independent research and creative homework projects.

Year 7 programme of study:

Autumn term - Islam

Key Question: ‘The Shahadah is the most important Pillar’ Do you agree?

Independent Learning RE Homework Project: Places of Worship

Creative RE Homework Project: The 99 names of Allah

Spring term - Christianity

Key Question: ‘Jesus did not resurrect’ Do you agree?

Independent Learning RE Homework Project: Faith in Action

Creative RE Homework Project: The Miracles of Jesus

Summer term - Sikhism

Key Question: ‘Guru Nanak is the most important Guru’ Do you agree?

Independent Learning RE Homework Project: Religious Leaders

Creative RE Homework Project: The Teachings of Guru Nanak

Year 8 programme of study:

Autumn term - Hinduism

Key Question: ‘God can only have one form’ Do you agree?

Independent Learning RE Homework Project: God is…

Creative RE Homework Project: God & Worship

Spring term - Judaism

Key Question: ‘The Pharaoh was right to refuse to free the Hebrew slaves’ Do you agree?

Independent Learning RE Homework Project: The Holocaust

Creative RE Homework Project: The 10 Plagues

Summer term - Buddhism

Key Question: ‘If everyone was a Buddhist there would be no suffering’ Do you agree?

Independent Learning RE Homework Project: Festivals

Creative RE Homework Project: The Cycle of Samsara