Religious Education

There are many questions in life:

  • Is there life after death
  • Should we eat meat?
  • Should divorce be allowed?

These are questions that we find ourselves asking in this subject, questions that are interesting but also prepare students for society, but most of all inspire them to think and to question. RE helps pupils to think seriously and independently about morality and spirituality through examining the world’s major religious traditions. 

Discussion, detective games, debating, questioning and research are all employed within RE. Pupils look at various issues which includes examining all religions as well as non-religion. 

Students examine: 

Year 4:

  • What can we learn from the life and teaching of Jesus?
  • Christmas Story
  • What can we learn from the life and teaching of Jesus?
  • Easter
  • What does it mean to belong to a religion?
  • Islam

Year 5:

  • What does it mean to belong to a religion?
  • Christianity
  • How do people express their beliefs and identity?
  • Why do religious books and teaching matter?

Year 6:

  • How should we live and who can inspire us?
  • How do we make more choices? 
  • What do people believe about life?

Year 7:

  •  What experiences and beliefs are important to me and to others?
  •  What can we learn from religions, beliefs and communities today?
  •  How do people express their beliefs and identities? 

 Year 8:

  •  How are religion and belief portrayed in the media?
  •  Does our planet have a future?
  •  Is religion dangerous? 

 Year 9:

  •  Making sense of pain and suffering
  •  Introduction to Buddhism
  •  What are ethical issues?

Religious Education Handbook

Click here to download the Religious Education Handbook (PDF)