Religious Education

Religious Education (RE) enables pupils to investigate and respond to fundamental questions of life and living and be able to express and justify their own opinions. It helps our pupils develop knowledge, understanding and skills when considering Christian and other responses to moral, ethical and philosophical issues.

Aims of the Department:

In Year 7 and 8, pupils identify, investigate and respond to fundamental questions of life and living and express and justify their own opinions. Key Stage 3 assessments are designed to help pupils progress seamlessly onto the EDUQAS GCSE programme of study.

Topics / Areas of Study

Year 7

  • How can Religious Education help me understand my community? Where in the world is Christianity?
  • How do contemporary images reflect faith communities? What would be the impact on the world if the key festival of Easter did not take place?
  • Where do people go to find affirmation of Faith? Should Christians be greener than everyone else? (Understanding Christianity)

Year 8

  • Is it fair? Where is God?
  • Do Sacred texts enable individuals and groups to respond to times of crisis? Is Death the end?
  • Should we forget about the Holocaust? Do words matter?


Year 9

  • Is faith hidden? What about Islam?
  • What does it mean to be ‘called’? What happens when faith and courage Collide?
  • Gospel (Understanding Christianity) How does the society and media portray Islam?

Year 10 & 11

  • Issues of Relationships Christianity Beliefs and Teachings
  • Complete Christianity: Beliefs and teachings Christianity Practices
  • Issues of Life and Death Issues of Good and Evil
  • Islam: Beliefs and teachings Issues of Human Rights
  • Islam: Practices Revision