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Religious Education

Key Stage 3 Religious Studies


In Key Stage 3 students will study:

  • Communities
  • Stories of the Faiths
  • Sacred Books (Christianity, Islam and Judaism)
  • Values (Christianity and Judaism)
  • Spirituality and Creativity
  • Important Times and Days (Festivals of Light)
  • Living the Faith (Judaism)
  • Values (Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism)
  • Living the Faith (Buddhism)
  • Rules and Responsibilities
  • Important Times and Days (Islam and Judaism)
  • Values (Islam)
  • Religion and Ethics

Our work will be accessible to students of all religions or no religion.

We will enjoy our lessons, look forward to homework, produce amazing work and by the end of Key Stage 3, will discover how having a religious belief affects the way people live their lives and the world we live in.

Key Stage 4 Religious Education

Course Content:

Paper 1: Area of Study 1 - Religion and Ethics - 50% of the qualification

This area of study comprises a study in depth of Christianity, its beliefs and teachings on life specifically within families and with regard to creation.  This approach encourages students to reflect upon the links between beliefs and teachings of Christianity and the topics of families and creation which are an important part of life today.

There are four sections: Beliefs in God, Marriage and the Family, Living the Religious Life and Matters of Life and Death.  Students will be expected to recognise that Christianity is of one of the many religious traditions in Great Britain and that within Christianity there may be more than one perspective which might be linked to different forms or denominations of Christianity but might be more personal.

The significance and importance of the various beliefs and practices to Christians today should be explored throughout the four sections.

Paper 2: Area of Study 2 - Religion, Peace and Conflict - 50% of the qualification

This area of study comprises a study in depth of Islam, its beliefs and teachings on life specifically about the issues of peace and conflict, and crime and punishment.  This approach encourages students to reflect upon the links between beliefs and teachings of Islam and the issues of peace and conflict, and crime and punishment which are part of life today.

There are four sections: Beliefs in God, Crime and Punishment, Living the Religious Life and Peace and Conflict.

Students will be expected to recognise that Islam is of one of the many religious traditions in Great Britain and that within Islam there may be more than one perspective which might be linked to different forms of Islam but might be more personal.  The significance and importance of the various beliefs and practices to Muslims today should be explored throughout the four sections.

Examination Details:

To gain a Short Course candidates take The Religious expression in Society unit This unit accounts for 100% of the total Short Course marks. The assessment is 100% exam based. There is no coursework. The optional unit Religious philosophy and ultimate questions is taken in year 11. Again, this unit accounts for 100% of the total Short Course marks. The assessment is 100% exam based. There is no coursework.

Career Opportunities

Media – careers in print media for religious publishing, news and television media with religious groups; video and film productions for religious groups; print media for journals, newspapers, magazines with religious pages; web site creation/production/management for religiously based groups.
Health Care – Hospitals often hire people to support the Chaplaincy ministry; spiritual and life style education training; mental health organizations will often hire someone with religious expertise as a resource liaison.
Human Rights Organizations – tend to hire people who display experience in the field, education and a certain willingness to be flexible in the work.
Education – teaching Corporate environment. Many large corporations will hire students with a Bachelor's degree in Humanities, including Religious studies, because they have been taught to write well, think critically, and do research.





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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education is taught in PSHC lessons in Key Stage 3: This is a well developed programme which pupils enjoy and which prepares them well for life in modern Britain.

OFSTED, May 2018



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London SE6 2SE

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