Religious Education

Head of Department:
Mr Peter Kernaghan

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Religious Education

Year 7 

At Key Stage 3 all pupils follow the Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (2011-2021).  The aim is to help children grow into religiously educated young people and ensure that RE makes a key contribution to the education of the whole child.  The syllabus seeks to engage pupils with key questions arising from the study of religion so as to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

The key questions addressed in Year 7 are:

  • Term 1 Is happiness the purpose of life?
  • Term 2 Was Jesus God on Earth?
  • Term 3 What is the relevance of the teachings of the ten Sikh Guru's?
  • Term 4 Who made the universe?
  • Term 5 What do Christians mean by the Trinity?
  • Term 6 What does it mean to be religious in Britain today?

Year 8 

The key questions addressed in Year 8 are:

  • Term 1 Why is there suffering?
  • Term 2 Do Jesus’ teachings stand the test of time? 
  • Term 3 Do the experiences and teachings of the Buddha have relevance and meaning for people today?
  • Term 4/5 Good, bad, right, wrong, how do I decide?
  • Term 5/6 How and why do Hindus worship?

Year 9 

In Year 9 we use the elements of the Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (2011-2021)  that match up with the examination board Educas Religious Studies Specification A. Students explore Philosophical and Ethical issues that prepare them for either the short course examination at the end of Year 10 or given an option choice in addition to the full course at the end of Year 11.

The key themes addressed are:

  • Term 1 & 2 Educas GCSE RE Component 3 Option 1 Buddhism - Teachings and Beliefs 
  • Term 3 & 4 Educas GCSE RE Component 2 Christianity - Teachings and Beliefs.
  • Term 5 & 6 Educas GCSE RE Component 3 Option 3 Islam - Teachings and Beliefs. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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