The Religious Education (RE) curriculum is effectively planned and sequenced to allow students to build subject specific knowledge which prepares students to engage with a diverse multi-religious and secular society. The curriculum builds on KS2 knowledge and prepare students for RE study beyond Secondary Education. It also fosters tolerance, respect for others and good community relations which is an important part of students’ personal development.
In RE, students learn powerful knowledge which focuses on religion and human experience that seeks to understand beliefs, practices and forms of expression. Students are taught to build knowledge, ‘being scholarly’ through the use of higher order skills in their work and are taught to think creatively and deeply about religion and world views. The RE curriculum encourages students to make links between their learning and their own personal experiences through identity, belonging, making meaning, purpose, truth, values and commitments. RE enables students to develop their thinking about their own and others’ experiences, encourages them to express their responses in a range of forms and styles (representational, symbolic etc) and inspires them to be sensitive to a range of human responses that might differ from their own.
In Key Stage 3 students learn about the six main religions as well as non-religious perspectives.
In Key Stage 4 the focus is on ethical issues as they relate to Islam and Christianity.
Through their learning in RE, students are able to express their thoughts with clarity through developing a broad and accurate religious vocabulary, reading and responding to a range of written and spoken languages (including sacred texts), this effectively enables students to reflect critically on the ultimate questions of life using reasoned arguments. Students are able to make links with other subjects such as English, Maths, History and Geography through studying historic events and landmarks, interpreting texts, problem solving, calendrical reckoning and interpreting data. RE inspires students to be resilient and self-reflective through monitoring their own learning and performance through setting targets, reviewing their achievements and identifying ways to improve their work.
Students are encouraged to develop their learning beyond the classroom with trips to religious places of worship, participation in writing competitions and a local SACRE club to enhance students’ experiences of RE.
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