Our Vision:

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success” – Henry Ford

The RE department is committed to ensuring that all students have the best possible learning experience within and beyond the classroom.

RE encourages pupils to:
– develop their sense of identity and belonging
– to flourish individually within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society and global community.
– develop respect for, and sensitivity of others – in particular those whose faiths and beliefs are different from their own.

RE has an important role in preparing pupils for adult life, employment and lifelong learning. It promotes respect and enables pupils to combat prejudice especially when faced with the challenges of living in a multicultural and multi-faith society.

RE offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development. It enhances pupils’ awareness and understanding of religions and beliefs, teachings, practices and forms of expression, as well as of the influence of religion on individuals, families, communities and cultures.
RE encourages pupils to learn from different religions, beliefs, values and traditions, while exploring their own beliefs and questions of meaning.

It challenges pupils to reflect on, consider, analyse, interpret and evaluate issues of truth, belief, faith and ethics and to communicate their responses.

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world” Mahatma Gandhi

Careers:

You should study RE if you want  career in:

– Primary and Secondary school Teaching

– Human Resources

– Social Work

– Interpreting

Curriculum:

Key Stage 3

All students follow the curriculum laid down in the Birmingham’s Agreed Syllabus. This syllabus implements the requirements of The Education Act 1988 which promotes the ‘spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical’ development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

The content of the Birmingham’s Agreed Syllabus reflects the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian whilst taking into account the teaching and practices of the other principle religions represented in Great Britain and the local community.

Key Stage 4

At KS4 students are given the option of studying:

(a)  Full Course GCSE: Unit 1A: Religion and Life and Unit 8B:Religion and Society.

Or

(b)  Short Course GCSE option: Unit 1A: Religion and Life.

All students follow the Edexcel GCSE Specification. The syllabus (below) builds on prior knowledge and understanding whilst presenting new challenges and ideas to aid progression.

http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gcse/gcse09/rs/Pages/default.aspx

Revision Resources:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/rs/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNmrIM4Dl3U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g99OnASBQno&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp5RV91lS9w&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHi7cRQIzV0

Extra-Curricular Opportunites:

– Revision classes

– Drop in clinics before and after school

– During the school year, students have an opportunity to work on a cross curricular opportunity.