The Religious Education Department follows the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus and aims to foster an empathy and respect for the beliefs and cultural background of our pupils.
The scheme of work for Key Stage 3 is a broad and balanced curriculum that encourages pupils to learn from and about religious and secular beliefs and practices in an atmosphere of respect and tolerance providing pupils with the scope to explore the challenges of faith on social and ethical issues. In Year 9 all pupils will begin the full course GCSE Religious Studies for examination in Year 11.
Key Stage 3
Pupils will investigate and explore:
- Do you believe like I believe?
- Can we make poverty history?
- What does Jesus’ incarnation mean to Christians?
- Why is Muhammed important to Muslims?
- What does it mean to be ‘God’s chosen people’?
- Why are sacred writings important to believers?
- What does it mean to be a Jew in modern times?
- How do we work towards community cohesion?
- What are the special times in life and how do we mark them?
- What does the ressurrection mean to Christians?
- What does it mean to be a committed Muslim?
- What does it mean to be a committed Sikh?
Year 9 – GCSE
Accelerated Edexel GCSE Religious Studies
- Area of study one – Christianity
- Area of study two – Islam
Key Stage 4
Pupils will follow on with a full-course EDEXCEL GCSE in the study of Christianity and one other religion. The course enables students to think for themselves about religious and moral questions and the issues they will face going into a multi-ethnic, multi-faith society which is the UK.