Religious education

RE encourages students to develop their sense of identity and belonging. It enables them to flourish individually within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society and global community.

RE has an important role in preparing students for adult life, employment and lifelong learning. It enables them to develop respect for and sensitivity to others – in particular those whose faiths and beliefs are different from their own. It promotes discernment and enables students to combat prejudice.

  • To develop an understanding of religions, beliefs and values
  • To develop the character of young people in our society
  • To recognise that students are part of a community that aims to encourage them to contribute to school, our society and our world and thus also to help them acquire the requisite skills to do so
  • To develop a sincere understanding of human rights and how we should respect each other in a multicultural and multi-faith society in Britain and globally.
Head of Department

Head of Department: Mrs N. Harif

Termly Topics (SOW Overview)
  1. Belief
  2. Christianity
  3. Islam
  4. Judaism
  5. Multiculturalism
  6. Council of Creatures
Termly Topics (SOW Overview)
  1. Sacred Texts
  2. Sikhism
  3. Hinduism
  4. Poverty
  5. Justice and Injustice
  6. Places of Worship
Termly Topics (SOW Overview)
  1. Christianity: Belief in God
  2. Worship and Festivals
  3. Role of Church in Local and Worldwide
  4. Islam: Beliefs and Teachings
  5. Worship
  6. Duties and Festivals
Termly Topics (SOW Overview)
  1. Thematic Studies
  2. Family and Relationships
  3. Religion, Peace and Conflict
  4. Religion Crime and Punishment
  5. Religion and Life
  6. Revision
Termly Topics (SOW Overview)
  1. Unit 4: Believing in God
  2. Unit 4: Community Cohesion
  3. Unit 4: Marriage and the Family Life
  4. Unit 4: Matters of Life and Death
  5. Unit 11: Beliefs and Values & Community and Traditions
  6. Worship and Celebrations & Living the Muslims Life
Recommended resources and reading books
  • Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies: Religion and Life Christianity and Islam Student Book by John Rudge
  • Edxecel GCSE Religious Studies Unit 11: Islam Student Book by John Rudge
  • GCSE Religious Studies Essential Word Dictionary by Sarah K. Tyler
  • A Student’s Approach to World Religions: Islam by Victor W. Watton
Qualification, Examination and Assessment

Current Year 11: GCSE RE Edexcel :
Unit 1 (Islam) Written exam (50%)
Unit 4 (Islam) Written exam (50%)

Current Year 9 & 10: GCSE RE AQA A
Unit 1: The Study of Religions: Beliefs and Practices: Islam and Christianity: Written exam (50%)
Unit 2: Thematic Studies: Religious, Philosophical & Ethical Elements: Islam & Christianity: Written exam (50%)