Religious Education

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Staff:

Mrs. L Dalzell (Leader of Learning)
Mrs. A Thomas
Mrs. G Houston
Miss G Campbell

The RE department aims to create a positive and caring working environment where the concepts of tolerance, acceptance and understanding are promoted.

As a core subject every child has the opportunity to study Religious Education. RE has an important part to play in providing all students with opportunities for the exploration of Christian spiritual experience and participation in the conscious and critical development of their own lives.  Students will also be introduced to other world religions.

RE is taught to all students in KS3 and KS4, with the option in KS4 to take GCSE/OCN RE. A-Level RE is also offered to students at KS5. CCEA examination courses are followed.

The Key Elements that Religious Education contributes to more fully are:

  • Spiritual Awareness;
  • Moral Character;
  • Cultural Understanding;
  • Ethical Awareness; and
  • Education for Sustainable Development.

Aims

The courses followed in Religious Education aims to address all students irrespective of their faith background by:

  • helping them to appreciate that life has religious, spiritual and moral dimensions
  • helping them to understand how believers see their faith as a perspective on the whole of life and thought
  • Allowing them opportunities for questioning and searching.
  • Challenging them to reflect on their own life stances as they identify their values and attitudes that influence them.
  • Encouraging them to respect the beliefs, values and attitudes of others.

Overview of KS3

Year 8 Year 9 Year 10
Term 1 1.     All About ME

2.     God and the Bible

3.     Christmas Story

1.     Creation, Environment and Morality

 

1.     Identity of Jesus (Miracles and Parables)

2.     The Easter Story

Term 2 1.     Jesus World

2.     Followers of Jesus

1.     Covenant

  • Abraham
  • Isaac/Jacob
  • Joseph
  • Moses
  • Ruth
1.     First Believers – Walk to Emmaus, Ascension, Pentecost, Acts chapter 2

2.     Choices/GCSE Taster

Term 3 1.     Christians Through the Ages

2.     Islam

1.     Covenant

2.     Judaism

1.     Relationships/Morality

 

 

KS4

GCSE – CCEA. Two modules are studied

Module 4:  Unit 4: Christianity through a Study of the Gospel of Matthew

Module 6: Unit 6: An Introduction to Christian Ethics

OCN RE – Addiction, Charity and Religious Charities, Exploring Personal Identity and Faith, Exploring Religious Traditions within Own Community, Life and Death Issues, Life of a Famous Person of Faith, Marriage and Divorce, Prejudice and Reconciliation and World Faith

https://www.ocnni.org.uk/qualifications/ocn-ni-level-2-award-in-religious-studies

KS5

CCEA A-Level Religious Studies:

Module 2: AS 2: An Introduction to the Acts of the Apostles/ A2 2: Themes in Selected Letters of St Paul

Module 4: AS 4: The Origins and Development of the Early Christian Church to AD 325/ A2 4: Themes in the Early Church and the Church Today


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