Station Road, Halmer End, Newcastle, Staffordshire, ST7 8AP
Part of Windsor Academy Trust

Religious Education

Key Stage 3 overview

In years 7, 8 and 9, pupils follow a broad and balanced curriculum that provides them with the key skills knowledge needed for success at GCSE.

Topics studied include:

  • Belonging
  • Inclusion
  • Symbolism
  • Religious leaders
  • Beliefs
  • Diversity
  • Celebrations
  • Interpretation
  • Ultimate questions
  • Nature of God
  • Acceptance.

Key Stage 4 overview

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Course Description

Students will study Christianity and Buddhism in depth. All students will consider the teachings and practises of both religions. They will study their impact on individuals, communities and societies.

Thematic studies: religious, philosophical and ethical studies (Component 2)

Students will study a total of four themes, considering different religious, philosophical and ethical arguments and their impact and influence in the modern world. They will study different perspectives on the issues studied, within and/or between religions, as well as non-religious views. Students will apply their knowledge of religion to the issues studied.

The four themes to be studied are: Religion and Life; Religion, Peace and Conflict; Religion, Crime and Punishment; Religion, Human Rights and Social Justice.

Details of assessment

Students will sit two 1¾ hour exams, each worth 50% of the course mark, covering both components, at the end of Year 11.

Curriculum map

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