With an open and enquiring mind, the joys and privileges of religious and cultural diversity and appreciation of difference can be explored. This challenges and encourages our learners to think about parts and sections of our community and the whole of humanity.

RE is an important curriculum subject in its own right and also makes a unique contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of learners and supports wider community cohesion.


Please contact Head of Department Mr T Gramson for further information.



Standard school equipment, e.g. pen, pencil, ruler, eraser.


For Year 11 GCSE classes, an opportunity to have additional, revision sessions is available from mid-February until May. Warm-up sessions occur on the day of examinations.


  • Introduction to Religion
  • Festivals of Light  – Christmas/ Hanukkah/ Divali
  • Signs and Symbols
  • Ancient Religion
  • The Bible/ Old Testament/ Sources of Authority
  • Start of Year 8 Syllabus


  • Jesus’ Ministry/ The life of Jesus
  • Judaism - Moses and the Passover/Exodus
  • Places of Worship
  • Islam & Buddhism
  • Festivals 2 -Lent and Easter
  • Hinduism


  • Rites of Passage
  • Sikhism
  • The Holocaust and discrimination
  • Pilgrimage
  • Ultimate Questions/ Moral and Social Issues
  • Start of GCSE Religious Studies/Ethics


  • Politics & Human Relationships
  • Medical Ethics
  • Social Issues and Social Injustice
  • Rights/Responsibilities and Employment
  • Politics & Participation