Teachers are dedicated to excellence with high expectations, where students experience the religions at the heart of Britain and take pride in their work.
Topics & Year Plan:
Year 7: In Year 7, students work alongside the Music department work towards an end of topic performance to which parents and carers are invited to come as see. Topics include ‘Looking for God’, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ and ‘Environmental damage’.
Year 8: In Year 8, students continue to work alongside the Music department to work towards an end of topic performance. For example, Year 8 RE students performed the drama re-enactment of the story of Diwali. Topic include ‘Worship and festivals’, ‘Seeking justice’ and ‘Evil and suffering’.
Year 9: Student to opt in to take RE as a GCSE subject will start this in Year 9. The GCSE students will be taking is Edexcel ‘GCSE (9-1) Religious Studies B: Beliefs in Action’. They study two religions, Christianity and Islam. In Year 9, students begin the Christianity ‘Paper 1: Area of Study 1 – Religion and Ethics Option 1B – Christianity’. Topics include the core Christian beliefs, Marriage and the family, Living the Christian life and Matters of life and death.
Any student who does not take GCSE Religious Studies will continue through to Year 11 studying ‘core RE’, looking at religion and ethical issues.
Year 10: Students who have opted for the GCSE Religious Studies will continue with this course and complete the topics listed above to finish the Christianity ‘Paper 1’.
Students then begin their second religion in ‘Paper 2: Area of Study 2 – Religion, Peace and Conflict – Option 2C – Islam’. Topics include Muslim beliefs, Crime and Punishment, Living the Muslim Life and Peace and conflict.
Year 11: Students who have opted for the GCSE Religious Studies will continue with this course, completing the Islam ‘Paper 2’ topics listed above until they take their GCSE exam in May.
Exam Board Links:
Monday 14th May (afternoon) Religious Studies B Paper 1: Christianity 1B Religion and Ethics
Wednesday 16th May (afternoon) Religious Studies B Paper 2 Islam 2C Religion, Peace and Conflict
Extra Curricular Activities:
The RE department offers revision sessions after school for GCSE students and Cinema Club for all Year groups. Trips throughout the year on enrichment days also enhance the learning for students in RE.
Revision guides are available to purchase using ParentPay at a significantly reduced price of £2.50 from the recommended retail price of £5.99. The recommended GCSE Religious Studies revision guide by school is the ‘Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Religious Studies Christianity and Islam Revision Guide’ published by Pearson and endorsed by Edexcel.