In today’s world you would be pressed to find a subject more relevant to the issues that divide and unite us. Religious education is an exciting subject that explores contemporary world issues using modern examples. Martin Luther King said that “the function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education”. In RE we encourage students to have an opinion and face the bigger and more abstract questions in life critically and responsibly. At KS3 we introduce students to a range of world religions and influential people of faith who have helped shape the world today. We encourage students to engage with figures who have fought or are continuing to fight for social justice while questioning their own role in the world. Students explore both religious and non-religious creation stories and how this impacts their view on the world today.
KS3 Curriculum Summary
Aung San Suu Kyi
Who is God
Is God male or female?
Is Ghandi a hero?
|Malcolm X and MLK stamps
|Year 8||Human value
Human Vs animals
Meaning of life
What is evil? Natural and moral?
Non-religious reasons for suffering
Christian response to suffering
|Jesus the Messiah
Miracles of Jesus
Buddhist intro and meaning of life
The Good Samaritan
Why is it important to talk about death?
Evidence – humanist and spiritualists
|Assessment||AP1 Hajj postcards||AP Lotus Flower
Who am I
|Year 9||Moral choices
Euthanasia and Religion
Animals de bono hats
Animals eat this
Reasons for war
The role of the Dalai Lama
Invasion of Tibet – human rights abuses
|Dalai Lama on Trial
Persecution of homosexuals
Women, education and pay
Religious persecution – girl in the river
Racism – Stephen Lawrence
Religious response to conflict and persecution
NRM – Jedi intro
|Assessment||Abortion hot task||AP question
GCSE RE – Eduqas Route A
Year 10- Religious, Philosophical and Ethical Studies in the Modern World including life and death, good and evil, relationships and human rights. The study of Christianity and Judaism including beliefs and teachings that influence life choices.
Year 11- Religious, Philosophical and Ethical Studies in the Modern World including life and death, good and evil, relationships and human rights. The study of Christianity and Judaism including beliefs and teachings that influence life choices.