Welcome to the RE Department

All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.”

―     Douglas Adams,     The Salmon of Doubt

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Congratulations to the Full Course RE students. 100% of students gained A*-C and of those 69% gained an A* or A grade. This is wonderful and is a reflection of your hardwork. Best wishes for the future.

Welcome to the RE Department.

Religious Education is an amazing, interesting subject that addresses values, beliefs, difficult life choices and dilemmas, difference and the big questions of what it means to be human.

Religious Education covers 6 main world religions: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism.  At various points in our topics we also consider the beliefs and practices of those of other faiths, and those who have no belief in the divine.  In addition, throughout the course students are encouraged to reflect on their own responses to the topics.

Some units of work are a focused enquiry into a particular faith and the variety of believers who follow it.  Other units are themed so a variety of faiths will be studied through one issue or topic.

There is no National Curriculum for RE.  RE has a unique position in the school curriculum in the UK in that it is locally determined by the SACRE.  The Cambridgeshire Standing Advisory Council for RE is co-ordnated by the Local Authority.  The new Local Agreed Syllabus was launched in 2013 and can be found here (Click the link on the RIGHT):
https://www.learntogether.org.uk/services/CAS/Pages/RE.aspx
The department is continuing to develop Schemes of Learning that help prepare the students in Key Stage 3 for the rigours of GCSE Ethics.

To get even more inspiration about THE BIG QUESTIONS look for Chris Anderson speaking about them on Youtube in his presentation for TED.

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