• RE

Religious Education

Religious Education helps pupils to understand the multicultural world around them. It encourages pupils to be respectful and tolerant of diverse belief systems and to reflect on our own values in life. RE has salient links to all of the Humanities subjects Citizenship, History and Geography. The Humanities team has worked hard to ensure that these subjects support each other throughout the school.

Benefits of Religious Education at Addey and Stanhope School:

·       Is essential for all children, whatever their religion or beliefs

·       Shows how religion influences individuals, families, communities and cultures

·       Explores the political and social impact of religion

·       Encourages reflection on issues of justice and truth

·       Offers opportunities for personal reflection

 

Key Stage 3

Year 7

Students have one fifty minute lesson of Religious Education per week.

Students complete the second half of a statutory transition unit that begins in primary school.  This involves individual, paired and group work, culminating in a presentation to the class on an aspect of the unit. Students go on to study Christianity, focusing on the major beliefs and the different denominations. During the third term, students study Islam, focusing on the major beliefs and on conscience and intention. By this stage students are expected to have started to notice the similarities between religions as well as the differences. Assessment is carried out through classwork, homework, formal assessment and contributions to discussion work. 

Year 8

All students have one fifty minute lesson of RE per week.

During the first two terms students study Judaism, focusing on the major beliefs and how religion affects one’s life style, and Hinduism looking at the major beliefs and the effect of karma. During the third term of Year 8 students study the Holy Books of the major world religions, focusing on how reading the word of God has an effect on one’s life. Assessment is carried out through classwork, homework, formal assessment and contributions to discussion work. 

Year 9

All students have one fifty minute lesson of RE per week.

During the autumn and spring terms, students study the major beliefs of Buddhism and Sikhism, also focusing on the ways to overcome suffering, as well as commitment and equality. In the summer term, students study the Law Codes of the major world religions, focusing on the similarities between the Law Codes of different religions and the impact they have on one’s life.  This unit is a natural progression into the Religion and Life unit studied by all students at Key Stage 4. Assessment is carried out through classwork, homework, formal assessment and contributions to discussion work. 


Key Stage 4

Basing their studies on Christianity, Islam and Judaism, students study the relationship between religion and life in the UK. This is covered through units on Believing in God, Matters of Life and Death, Marriage and the Family, and Religion and Community Cohesion.

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