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Religious Education

All students study Religious Education in accordance with the 1944 Education Act. We aim to give students an understanding of what religion is and an opportunity to examine beliefs, values and attitudes. The teaching is non-denominational and non-evangelical and seeks to provide a factual background to, and an appreciation of, Christianity and other world religions. Discussion of the relevance of religion to the world around us is encouraged and respect for other viewpoints is developed.

Parents have the right to withdraw students from RE lessons on religious grounds and are asked to provide a written request to discuss this proposal with a member of staff.

In both years 7 and 8 RE is delivered during lessons timetabled as History and Geography. Issues covered in these lessons are thematic and include

Year 7

  • Looking for answers to difficult questions
  • Worship and practice
  • Inspirational people and places
  • Sacred texts
  • Rituals and routines

Year 8

  • Concern for others - peace and conflict
  • Discrimination and prejudice
  • How should we care for the environment?

Year 9

In year 9 students have one lesson of RE per week. Issues covered in these lessons include:

  • Religion poverty and wealth
  • Religion and spiritual experience
  • Religion and medical ethics

GCSE RE

All students in years 10 and 11 study for a GCSE in RE. Students are taught in mixed ability groups and follow a short course GCSE. The religion studied is Christianity and the topics covered are:

  • Good and evil
  • Religion and science
  • Religion and medical ethics
  • Religion and the media

At present there are also two express groups in year 10, in which students are studying for a full course GCSE. The religion studied is Christianity and the topics covered are:

  • Good and evil
  • Religion and science
  • Belief about deity
  • The end of life
  • Religion and medical ethics
  • Religion and the media
  • Religion and human relationships
  • Religion, peace and justice

Ken Stimpson Community School
Staniland Way
Werrington
PE4 6JT
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