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Religious Education

SUBJECT VISION AND CURRICULUM MAP

Everyone believes something.

These beliefs guide our lives and have value. Religious Education is a subject that gives you the opportunity to explore these further as well as other peoples’ worldview.  As a department we are dedicated to building religious literacy in our students; giving them the tools they need to become global citizens and be able to take part in the wider inter-faith discussions that occur in our society.

Currently, at Key Stage 3, students examine the six major world religions including Christianity, Islam and Sikhism. They also look at other worldviews such as Humanism. Students are asked to examine topics such as the ‘problem of evil’ as well as exploring key questions about ethical conduct.

At Key Stage 4, R.E is a GCSE option subject and we study the Eduqas board, Route A. This is made up of three components: 50% Religious, Philosophical and Ethical Studies in the Modern World. This includes issues of relationships, issues of life and death, issues of good and evil and issues of human rights. 25% study of Christianity and 25% study of a world faith: Islam. These include studying beliefs and teachings and religious practices. Students are encouraged to look at a variety of religious viewpoints and evidence their answers with evaluation and sources. It also offers students a chance to reflect on wider issues outside the classroom and how they fit into that bigger picture.

The Sixth Form course is ‘Religious Studies’ where students study the Eduqas examination board A-Level. This is made up of three components which each count for 33% of the course. These are study of religion: Christianity, philosophy of religion and ethics and religion. These units feature subjects like Is God male? Does God suffer? Does God exist? Where does evil come from? Is religion an illusion? How do we know the right course of action? Are we truly free? Students are required to get a ‘5’ grade at GCSE in R.E or a related subject if not previously studies and a ‘5’ grade in English to apply for the course at A-Level.

SUBJECT STAFF

SUBJECT LEADER

Miss L Dean

ldean@deepingschool.org.uk

SUBJECT TEAM

Miss C Kyriacou Miss S Schelpe Miss C Wilshire