Religious Education

“God doesn’t require us to Succeed, he only requires that we try.”

 

Staff

Mrs Smith – Senior Teacher, R.E Teacher

Miss Wright – R.E Teacher

 

Course Overview:

Religious Studies AQA Specification A 8062 (Route A)

 

KS3

RE is about getting pupils to engage with the big questions of life and explore a range of different beliefs and values we hold as a society. RE lessons give children a chance to reflect on their own religious background and the tradition they come from; it also gives those who are not religious an opportunity to learn about other people’s religious traditions be involved in discussions. This course covers an introduction to the basic beliefs, teachings and practices some of the major world religions as well as exploring and debating current world issues.

Topics include:

  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Sikhism
  • Hinduism
  • Judaism
  • The Problem of Evil
  • Religion and the modern world
  • Ethical Issues

 

KS4

This course covers The Study of Religions: Beliefs, Teachings and Practices and Thematic Studies. Students will be challenged with questions about belief, values, meaning, purpose and truth, enabling them to develop their own attitudes towards religious issues.

Students will also gain an appreciation of how religion, philosophy and ethics form the basis of our culture. They will develop analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to work with abstract ideas. All of these skills will help prepare them for further study.

Topics include:

  • Christianity: Beliefs and Teachings
  • Christianity: Practices
  • Islam: Beliefs and Teachings
  • Islam: Practices
  • Relationships and Families
  • Religion and Life
  • Religion, Peace and Conflict
  • Religion, Crime and Punishment

 

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