Head of Department: Mr M Pitcher

Religious Education at Key Stage 3 aims to:

  • Encourage pupils to explore and respond to how human beings make sense of the world around them, whilst being given the opportunity to explore the important questions in life.
  • Contribute to the development of pupil’s knowledge and understanding that religion makes to peoples lives.
  • Link the investigation of human experience to religious tradition and raise pupil awareness that religion can share features with each other and the secular world.

The emphasis of the department is on teaching Religious Studies as an academic subject and a high standard of work is expected from pupils. Homework is designed to develop and build the learning within lessons and progress is closely monitored through learning landmarks. Our approach is in accordance with the Hampshire Agreed Syllabus and we aim to develop a spirit of enquiry and interest in our pupils rather than fostering a particular religious standpoint.

A considerable amount of teaching time is given to learning about world faiths as well as the teaching of Christianity.

The subject is made accessible to students of all backgrounds and abilities through differentiated teaching and resources.

Year 7

  • Intro to RE
  • What does it mean to be Jewish?
  • Who was Jesus?
  • What lessons can we learn from Greek Mythology?
  • Hinduism

Year 8

  • Prejudice and Discrimination
  • Big Questions, Big Answers
  • Investigating Islam
  • What are we doing to the world?


Links: Department Curriculum Map Hampshire Agreed Syllabus - Living Difference III CoRE - https://www.commissiononre.org.uk/