Key Stage 3

Welcome to the RE Key Stage 3 Homepage. Here you can find information on the Key Stage 3 curriculum. Students will study RE once a week in a 60 minute period. In this time students will be given the opportunity to study the key concepts involved in RE. The aim of the lessons will be to give students an understanding of the key ideas about religion as well as a comprehension of what they can gain from the religious ideas they study. We hope to provide this information to the students using a variety of methods which will make the topics engaging and motivating.
During each year there will be 3 assessments which are designed to establish the student's attainment grade.

Year 7 Religious Education

The Year 7 course is designed to familiarise you with some key aspects of the world religions. You will also start to practice the different thinking skills that are needed in your RE course. Read on to find out about your topics. There will be a baseline assessment sat by students to establish what attainment level our students will be starting with. Target levels will then be set and subsequent assessments will be undertaken  to enable you to make greater progress towards your target levels and achieve them.



Guidelines for livingGuidelines for living

This module is an introduction to different world religions and the rules and guidelines that form an important part of how religious believers follow their faith. The rules and guidelines of various religions will be compared and contrasted in order to show how religions are similar and different in their beliefs.
The unit will end with an assessment where students are asked to storyboard a religious rule and the importance of keeping and upholding it.

Religious FestivalsReligious Festivals

This module is split up over the course of the year as students cover the practice and importance of religious festivals such as Christmas, Easter, Ramadan, Divali, Holi and Pesach. The module will give pupils the opportunity to know and understand why times are special to different religious believers.


In this unit students will study the importance of charity and compassion to others. Students will look at the different kinds of charities that support the needy in the world and know and understand the different religious beliefs that religious believers have towards charity and help for those in need.

Holy BooksWhat makes Holy books so special?

All religions have writings that are fundamentally important to the religion. You will study a variety of religious writings and try and evaluate why you think they are so important. Was it who wrote them? Was it what they said? Was it who they helped? It will be up to you to work out what you think the most important reason was!


Year 8 Religious Education

Now you have grounding in the skills needed to describe religious practices and beliefs, you will start to explore in more detail the concepts and ideas behind religious beliefs. You will become comfortable at comparing and contrasting beliefs and begin to evaluate the central themes. Have a look below to see what you will be studying. Again there will be a baseline assessment done to see where you are beginning from and to test your knowledge and understanding from Year 7. Your target levels then may be reassessed in light of your baseline achievement. Further assessments will test to see if you are making progress towards your target level.

Role ModeslInspirational People and role models

People ranging from Jonah in the Bible to Nostradamus have given prophecies to the world. Why have they done this and what sort of qualities does a prophet need? You will think about how the role of a prophet has changed from Biblical times right up to secular prophets in the modern day and age! A final assessment will be undertaken here as pupils investigate and evaluate the life of a famous person of faith and the impact they have had on the world.

JesusTo what extent should Jesus still remembered today?

2000 years ago a man called Jesus is recorded both in the Christian Gospels and in the historical records of the time. Why is this man so important? Why is he still remembered today? Why do so many people live their life and make decisions using his teachings. You will investigate his life, works and deeds and decide whether or not we should still take notice of this man from Nazareth

PhilosophyInspirational People and role models

Why do people believe in God and not believe in God? Why is there evil and suffering in the world? What is a morality? Why do some people make the ‘right’ choice and others make the ‘wrong’ choice? These are some of the many questions our students consider when following the philosophy and ethics unit.

sacredplaceSacred Places

Where are the special places in the world and why are they special to people? This topic gives you a chance to think about why places are sacred. You will look at the different religious places that religious believers consider to be special and even build your own Church and design a religious building of your own. This will be assessed, especially looking at skills of group work and teamwork.

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