Key Stage 3

The aim of the KS3 RE curriculum is to enable students to study the different aspects of religion – the nature of God, Prayer, Worship and Sacred space – and then apply this knowledge to some of the major world religions and famous religious figures. Therefore in Year 7 there are three units of work; Believe it or not, What is so radical about Jesus? and What is challenging about being a religious believer? Year 8 also has three units of work; Islam, Why is there suffering? and Is death the end?

Students do a baseline assessment in RE when they join the school, and then a series of assessed tasks over the course of each unit, some completed in class and some at home.

Key Stage 4

Students follow an accredited course in RE (Edexcel Religious Studies Specification B) which they start in Year 9 and which follows through into Year 10 and 11. This enables students to achieve a GCSE grade in the subject whilst also fulfilling the statutory nature of RE in the curriculum.

The course comprises eight units; these are Christian Beliefs, Marriage and Family in Christianity, Muslim Beliefs, Peace and Conflict in Islam, Living the Christian Life, Matters of Life and Death in Christianity, Living the Muslim Life and Crime and Punishment in Islam. Students sit two exams at the end of Year 11; there is no coursework option.

Students will also sit exams in Year 9, 10 and 11 to assess their progress and to give them experience of formal exams; these do not count towards their final grade.


Electronic resources for both KS3 and KS4 are being progressively added to this section of the website; please click the “RE resources” button to see which resources have currently been uploaded.