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teaching staff 

  • Farida Yasmin - Curriculum Leader
  • Ruzina Begum
  • Uroosa Khan
  • Shama Khanam
  • Kaydee Neale-Kenwright

support staff 

  • Esther Vernon

Curriculum Aims

RE provides engaging, and developmental teaching and learning opportunities in which each student is encouraged to challenge and explore their individual knowledge, skills and understanding through a variety of activities which support the student voice. RE explores different religious perspectives and philosophies, which gives pupils the practice in ‘skills for life’ such as empathy, thinking and communicating well. This enables pupils to understand the contemporary world and society with values of tolerance and acceptance of diversity, focusing on developing positive relationships with fellow citizens in the wider community.

The RE Curriculum Area is well-established and very successful, with 2018 GCSE results exceeding the national average for girls, at 85.53% Grades 9-4. All students study Religious Education at KS3. There is only a minimal difference of 4.9% between last year’s results to this year. This suggests students are still being challenged, aligned with the new GCSE specification.

Year 10 and 11

AIMS OF THE COURSE                                       

    1. To investigate and respond to the fundamental questions of life raised by religious and human                    experience.

    2. Acquire knowledge and develop understanding of the beliefs, values and traditions in two religions.

    3. Recognise and value the world and others.

    4. Explore their own beliefs, self-identity and self-worth.

    5. To prepare students for the World of Work and transition to Sixth Form/College.

    6. To understand the contemporary world and society with values of tolerance and acceptance of                    diversity.

 

CONTENT

The full GCSE Religious Studies course follows route A and consists of 2 Components:
 

COMPONENT 1 – STUDY OF CHRISTIANITY AND STUDY OF ISLAM

Candidates will study the beliefs, teachings and practices of Christianity and Islam.

  • Written examination: 1 hour.  50% of qualification.
  • Candidates will study the beliefs, teachings and practices of Christianity and Islam.

 

COMPONENT 2 – RELIGIOUS, PHILOSOPHICAL AND ETHICAL STUDIES IN THE MODERN WORLD

Candidates will study religions: beliefs, teachings and practices

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 96 marks, plus 6 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG)
  • 50% of GCSE

The different themes throughout Component 2 includes:

  • Theme A: Relationships and families.
  • Theme B: Religion and life.
  • Theme D: Religion, Peace and Conflict.
  • Theme E: Religion, Crime and Punishment