The Religious Education (RE) Department has a wide and varied curriculum, spanning the study of different world religions at Key Stage 3 , religious and social responses to ethical and religious issues at Key Stage 4, as well as the exploration of religious and moral philosophy at A-Level. Students develop an understanding of important issues such as the challenges of living as a faith believer in a secular society and media portrayal of religious believers. As well as this, students will grapple with philosophical questions such as the nature of truth, the problem of evil and what defines a human being as a person.
We believe strongly that the spiritual development of students is a very important part of their learning and we aim to encourage students to be empathetic, tolerant and sensitive. Students are encouraged to develop maturity in discussion by the sharing of ideas and arguments through group, paired and whole class discussions. During these they learn to reason their own arguments carefully whilst listening with an open mind to the views of others.
- Mrs Swait, Head of RE
WHO WE ARE
Mrs Swait Head of RE
Mrs McGowan RE Teacher
Mrs Ellis - Part-time RE Teacher
Miss Woods - Part-time RE Teacher
WHAT WE DO
The RE department aims to engage and challenge students in their learning by using a number of different teaching strategies. We enjoy using kinaesthetic learning and students often find themselves standing up in the lesson. We also encourage students to be active in their learning by using card sorts, games, hot seating and working with images. Involvement of all students is encouraged with the use of miniature whiteboards.
In Key Stages 3 and 4, we have visiting speakers from different faith communities. In the Sixth Form, students are invited to attend Philosophy and Ethics conferences.