Religious Education Curriculum

Staff members with responsibilities

Miss Murray - Head of RE
Mrs Thomas - RE teacher
Mrs Hockaday - RE Teacher

KS3 Curriculum

The new curriculum for RE aims to ensure that all students; 
· Develop their enthusiasm for learning about religion and from religion.
· Allows students to develop their own beliefs and values about issues both locally, nationally and internationally.
· Gives students the opportunity to understand the opinions of those of faith and no faith.
· Supports students to develop cross curricular links and to develop transferable skills.

Students at St. Hild’s will achieve this through the study of big questions.
For example; why is religion important? Is Britain a multi-faith county?
How does belief influence a believers actions? How do people become prejudice?
Why should people support charities? What are heroes of faith?


KS4 Curriculum

GCSE Religious Studies A offers students the opportunity for the study of Religion and the study of a range of themes. This specification is suitable for candidates of any religious persuasion or none.

This specification encourages students to:

  • develop their interest and enthusiasm for the study of Religion and the relationship between Religion and the wider world.
  • develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of Religion by exploring the impact of beliefs, teachings, practices, ways of life and forms of expressing meaning.
  • Express their personal responses and informed insights on fundamental questions about identity, belonging, meaning, purpose, truth, values and commitments.

Students at St. Hilds will achieve this through the study of; Relationships, Human Rights, Crime and punishment, and Peace and Conflict.

GCSE Qualification

AQA Religious Studies A
Students will complete two units of work;

Unit 1: Religion and Citizenship

Within this unit students will study 4 topics;
· Christian Beliefs
· Christian Practices
· Islamic Beliefs
· Islamic Practices

Unit 2: Thematic Studies

Within this unit students will study 4 topics;
· Religion and Relationships
· Religion and Human Rights and Social Justice
· Religion and crime and punishment
· Religion and Peace and Conflict

Pathways into further education

Study of Religious Studies lays a good foundation for further study of Religious Studies at A-level and complements other related A-level subjects including Philosophy, Law, History, History of Art, Government and Politics, Sociology and English Literature.

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