Religious Education

Religious Education Overview

At Penkford we positively embrace the National Curriculum aims:

  • Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society

We ensure that the three aims are met by:

  • Ensuring that all teaching is relevant, appropriate challenging and fun.
  • Ensuring that all assessment fulfils the National Curriculum attainment descriptions.
  • Ensuring that all resources are regularly audited and updated.
  • Ensuring that students can voice their opinions including offering comments to support the development of Religious Education.
  • Ensuring that the subject Leader continually monitors and develops this subject.

Key Stage 2

Throughout Key Stage 2, pupils learn about Christianity and at least 2 of the other principal religions, recognising the impact of religion and belief locally, nationally and globally. They make connections between differing aspects of religion and consider the different forms of religious expression. They consider the beliefs, teachings, practices and ways of life central to religion. They learn about sacred texts and other sources and consider their meanings. They begin to recognise diversity in religion, learning about similarities and differences both within and between religions and beliefs and the importance of dialogue between them. They extend the range and use of specialist vocabulary. They recognise the challenges involved in distinguishing between ideas of right and wrong and valuing what is good and true. They communicate their ideas, recognising other people's viewpoints. They consider their own beliefs and values and those of others in the light of their learning in Religious Education.

 Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4

Throughout Key Stages 3 and 4, students will engage with the following concepts:

  • Beliefs, Teaching and Sources
  • Practices and Ways of Life
  • Expressing Meaning
  • Identity, Diversity and Belonging
  • Meaning, Purpose and Truth
  • Values and Commitments

It is important that all students when engaging with this subject learn about religion and learn from religion.  They will develop a range of skills and qualities such as:

  • Critical Enquiry
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Creative Expression
  • Develop Specialist Vocabulary
  • Respect and Tolerance for Difference
  • Critical Reflection

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