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Religious Education

'Religious Education has been my most used subject after leaving school.’

Freddie Flintoff 

 During R.E. students will acquire and develop:

  • reasoning skills
  • an ability to see the world from different perspectives
  • debating skills
  • deeper evaluative skills

In R.E. students will also gain:

  • a deeper understanding of contemporary society
  • respect for social, cultural, ethnic and religious diversity;
  • skills to actively participate in our complex and plural society.


Year 7: The Island – how society and religion begins, how and why it changes over time

Year 8: Jesus – Person of History, Christ of Faith; Life After Death; Religion and the Media

Year 9:  Peace and Conflict; Medical Ethics



The Religious Studies GCSE looks at the beliefs and practices of two religions, alongside thematic studies. There are two papers:

  • Paper 1: Beliefs and Practises – Christianity and Islam
  • Paper 2: Themes – Students will study the 4 following themes:
  • Relationships and families
  • Religion and life
  • Religion, peace and conflict
  • Religion, crime and punishment