Areas of Study:
What is Religious Education all about?
RE is a compulsory topic studied by all students in year 9, 10 and 11. RE will look at a series of moral issues faced by both religious and non-religious people. The issues dealt with are Year 9 Rights and Responsibilities, Crime and Punishment, Peace and Conflict. Year 10 Believing in God and Marriage and the Family. Year 11 Matters of life and Death and Community Cohesion . Each of these topics will be looked at from a secular viewpoint and the point of view of Christianity and Islam. The course will attempt to highlight how religious and non-religious people would deal with issues raised.
Personal Attributes required:
Anyone who has questions to ask and opinions to give will enjoy RE. This course will be of interest to people who are interested in others and in human beliefs and behaviours. The course will allow you to express your own beliefs whilst taking into account the beliefs of others.
How does it follow on from what I have learnt before?
It builds on what you have learnt about religion up to Key Stage 3. It will enable you to think about problems you may face in your life and help you work out how to deal with them. The topics studied are also linked to some of the subjects that you will have studied in Citizenship at KS3 and will study at KS4
What about exams?
There are 3 controlled assessments, 2 in year 9 and one in year 11. Students are allowed to plan and prepare their answers before the controlled assessment
What about my results?
You will get the results of each assessment 2 to 3 weeks after you have completed the assessment
What other skills might I develop?
RE will help develop your key skills in communication, information technology, working with others, problem solving and improving your own learning. It will also give you skills in making decisions about moral problems, and help you to become sure about your own beliefs and explain them clearly to others. It is not about making you religious, it is about enabling you to think for yourself about religious and moral issues.
Future Career Plans:
How does RE help with your career?
RE will teach the skills and understanding needed to work with people of all faiths and cultures. These skills are vitally important in all careers especially professions such as the police, retail, teaching, the law, the caring professions and the armed forces, in fact any profession that brings you into contact with other people.