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Year 7

RE is taught to Year 7 students in one allocated period per week. Students will be studying aspects of Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

In addition, the whole school will celebrate a cultural day each year, incorporating important features of these world religions and allowing the students to experience, via workshops and activities, innate cultural aspects of a specific religion, including one or more of the following; eating customs, dress customs, music, dance and the opportunity to see and hold relics and icons. Guest speakers will be invited in and on occasion students will be able to visit places of worship.

Students will be learning about Christianity through the on-going visits from a Christian preacher who leads an assembly for our students at Christmas and/or Easter. They will also learn about world religions via assemblies which inform our students about a particular religious event or celebration such as Diwali or Ramadan which is being celebrated in the world at that time.

The overall aims of the RE curriculum are for the students to gain a greater understanding of the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, of beliefs about God, and a fundamental grasp of what is right and wrong. The curriculum will also develop students’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other main world religions, beliefs, values and traditions, and the influence of these religions on individuals, families, communities and cultures. Students will be encouraged to develop their own sense of identity and belonging, enabling them to flourish individually within their communities as citizens of a multi-faith and multi-cultural society and global community. They will be taught about the importance of developing respect for and sensitivity to others whose faith and belief are different from their own, and of combating prejudice.

Year 8 & 9

Students in Key Stage 3 have one lesson of Religious Education (RE) every week within their tutor groups, studying aspects of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. The curriculum aims to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the main world religions, beliefs, values and traditions and the influence of these religions on individuals. They will be taught about the importance of developing respect for and sensitivity to others whose faith and belief are different from their own and of combating prejudice in a multi-faith and multi-cultural society.