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Religious Education

Subject Leader - Miss Caswell

RE is taught through following the Bradford Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2016-2017. You can find the complete document at the bottom of this page.

The curriculum aims to ensure that pupils can:

  • Understand  a range of religious and world views
  • Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and world views
  • Develop and use the skills needed to engage with religions and world views.

 

RE has intrinsic academic value, developing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the religions and beliefs which form contemporary society.

It can also make significant contributions to other parts of the school curriculum.

RE helps pupils to understands their place in a diverse society where people have differing ways of seeing and appreciating the world.

Through exploration of their own beliefs and values and studying the beliefs and values of others, pupils learn respect for a range of religious and cultural views and are therefore able to play an active role in developing a cohesive and compassionate society.

Pupils will learn to understand the commonalities of religions and world views as well as the differences.

They will encounter challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self, the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.

RE is a key subject for the teaching and learning of compassion, empathy, reflection, philosophical thinking, the ability to articulate difficult concepts and profound values and to explore answers to life’s deep questions.