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Religious Education

KS3 Religious Education

Throughout KS3 students learn to form their opinions on different ethical and moral topics. Religious Education allows them to discuss big questions and improve their evaluative skills. It is an opportunity to develop knowledge of religious and non-religious points of view and allows them to explore some of the biggest influences in society. In Year 7 pupils will study belied, life after death and religion in the media. Then in Year 8 they will look at prejudice and discrimination, poverty, life of Jesus and science and religion. 

KS4 Religious Education

RE is optional at Key Stage Four. The following is key information regarding the course.

Exam board:

AQA GCSE RELIGIOUS STUDIES A (9-1) -8062 (from 2018) – Syllabus & Specimen papers on the AQA Website

Exam Information:

There are 2 papers:

1.       The Study of religions: beliefs, teachings and practices (50% of GCSE). Religions to be studied are Christianity and Islam.

2.       Thematic Studies (50% of GCSE). Themes to be studied are relationships and families, religion and life, crime and punishment and human rights and social justice.

Careers information:

Studying theology and religious studies allows you to explore how religious beliefs and practices shape and influence the world we live in.

Religious Studies graduates move into a variety of careers: law, travel, advertising, human resources, diplomacy, publishing, journalism, the media and teaching.

Useful websites and books:




·         AQA GCSE Religious Studies A: Christianity Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN-13: 978-0-19-837033-8

·         AQA GCSE Religious Studies A: Islam Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN-13: 978-0-19-837034-5

·         AQA GCSE (9-1) Religious Studies Specification A Publisher: Hodder Education ISBN-13: 9781471866852

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