Humanities - RE

The Humanities Faculty – Religious Education


Ms A Butt – Teacher of RE

Mr J Smith – Subject Leader


The Religious studies department successfully delivers a dynamic and tailored curriculum that puts the individual student at the heart of the learning experience.

We believe everyone, regardless of faith and belief can engage with the big philosophical and ethical questions in life. Our curriculum is designed to equip students with critical thinking skills, the spirit of enquiry and a respect for other views.

The department not only delivers a challenging and engaging curriculum but we make a significant contribution to students SMSC through our extracurricular and enrichment work.

We have organised and run two residential visits to Auschwitz, had two Holocaust survivors speak to students, organised an annual memorial event for victims of the Srebrinica genocide, attended a residential visit with prefects in Bosnia for victims of the massacre, taken students to university for a Humanities day, invited speakers such as the deputy chief chaplain of the armed forces to speak to students, organised an RE conference with over 15 speakers and invited two other schools to attend and won prizes in the national Spirited Arts competition.

We believe that independent learning is key to successful achievement and enjoyment. We have listed here some of the activities that students can choose to apply to their own learning.


At KS3 students in year 7 and 8 study one hour of RE a week. Each unit is assessed using levelled success criteria.

At year 9 all students study one hour of Core RE a week and in addition students can opt for the Philosophy & Ethics option.


At KS4 students choose the RE option and we follow OCR Philosophy & Ethics specification. We use Christianity and Islam as our case studies.

Those who need more challenge take the OCR AS Level Philosophy & Ethics course.


For more detail, please click below:

How RE is delivered in each curriculum year

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With attendance at 95% we’ve had our best results at KS3 and GCSE.