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The Religious Education department aims to enable pupils to develop their knowledge and understanding of the world’s major religions, reflect on some key philosophical questions and study issues relating to contemporary moral issues with a personal, social and global dimension.

KS3

At KS3 we follow the Diocesan syllabus, Illuminating Pathways. 


In Y7, students study the following themes:

Why study religious education?

Stewardship in the 21st Century.
What would the world be like if we didn't celebrate Easter?



In Y8, students study the following themes:

Should we commemorate the Holocaust?
Do words matter?

Different Religions and the media.

In Y9, students study the following themes:

What is God like?

Is it fair?

Heroes of Faith.

KS4/GCSE

Exam board: Edexcel

Unit 2: Religion and life with a study of Christianity

Unit 8: Religion and society with a study of Christianity and at least of other religion (Islam) http://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/

Unit 2: Religion and life with a study of Christianity 



This unit requires students to study the relationship between Christianity and life in modern Britain. There are four sections covering believing in God, matters of life and death, marriage and the family, and religion and community cohesion.




Assessment is through a one-and-a-half-hour examination, which is divided into four sections. Students are expected to choose one of the two questions set on each section, ie four questions in total.

Each question is sub-divided into four parts structured on an incline of difficulty.



Unit 8: Religion and Society with a study of Christianity and at least one other religion.



This unit requires students to study the relationship between religion and society, especially in the UK. There are four sections covering rights and responsibilities, environmental and medical issues, peace and conflict, and crime and punishment.


Students are required to base their studies on Christianity and at least one, but no more than two of the following religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism. However, Section 1 is based
on a study of Christianity only.

Through this study of current social and community issues based on the study of two religions, students are encouraged to relate their studies to the issues of social and community cohesion.



Assessment is through a one-and-a-half-hour examination, divided into four sections. Students are expected to choose one of the two questions set on each section, ie four questions in total. Each question is sub-divided into four parts structured on an incline of difficulty



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