RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (RE)
RE across the academy is broken down into specific RE days throughout the year that focuses on particular religions. Each Key Stage has two RE days per half term totalling 12 hours of RE per term.
Key Stage 2
‘Ready to Learn’
When pupils arrive in KS2, they will learn about what it means to be human. From the starting point of their own experiences, they are introduced to some of the world religions. They will think about what it means to belong and why they are special. Pupils will begin to look at some of the big questions of life while learning about special stories, celebrations and people.
Religion and Worldviews in this key stage sit firmly within their personal and social development and focuses on understanding the world. Many of the topics look at enabling a positive sense of themselves and others, with values about tolerance and respect at the heart of the lessons.
Our pupils will begin to understand and value the differences between individuals and groups in the community. They will develop their moral and cultural awareness through our lessons.
Key Stage 3
‘Ready for Independence’
As pupils progress into KS3, they will build upon their knowledge and understanding of themselves and the different religions and worldviews studied within KS2.
Pupils will develop their knowledge and skills in understanding beliefs and worldviews, as they are encouraged to begin to take a more ethical and philosophical outlook. They will use more subject-specific vocabulary when studying the national, global, as well as local contexts.
KS3 pupils will begin to unpack questions of significance, including taking a deeper look into why people see life as a journey, how faith is expressed, and why people worship. They will encounter a variety of learning experiences, enabling them to raise questions and express their own ideas and views.
Respect, tolerance and acceptance of difference continue to be key aspects of the Religion and Worldviews curriculum, and all pupils are expected to show mutual respect towards different cultures as part of British Values and Cultural Capital.
Key Stage 4
‘Ready for my Future’
When students reach KS4, they will further extend their knowledge and understanding of religions and worldviews. During their lessons, they will be introduced to a range of sources and subject-specific vocabulary.
They will be encouraged to be curious and to ask increasingly challenging questions about religion, beliefs, values and human life. Students will look at deeper topics such as poverty and justice, creation and science, religious inspiration, and what matters most to Humanists.
Our students will learn to weigh up the value of wisdom from different sources, to develop and express their insights in response and to agree or disagree respectfully.
They will have half termly opportunities to complete an AQA accreditation for the topics covered across the year.
All of our students are expected to show mutual respect and tolerance towards different cultures.
Key Stage 5
‘Ready for Work’
Although KS5 students do not take part in Religion and Worldviews as part of their formal curriculum, pupils are still taught the importance of British values and different faiths within our community.
Our students will take an ASDAN award in Beliefs and Values over the year.
Curriculum content shows the topics that each key stage will be working on for the year. Click the key stage you wish to preview.
All pupils across the academy will be given the opportunity to extend their knowledge in the subject by visiting places of worship or having faith speakers in school.
See below the opportunities to extend learning in Religious Education.
If you would like further information about our RE curriculum please contact Mrs S Payne, RE coordinator, via the Academy office or by email: email@example.com