RE

Introduction

RE at Shevington is about addressing philosophical and ethical questions such as, ‘Do human beings have the right to end life?’ and, ‘Would a loving God allow suffering to take place?’. Students are asked to think and write about questions such as this from a variety of perspectives. The questions are often aimed towards current affairs and world events, this enables our students to think deeply about and respect the world around them.

Curriculum

KS3

Year 7
Year 7 students study Philosophical questions and will discuss ethical issues throughout the year. They are encouraged to suggest their own answers to the big questions in life and consider a range of ideas from around the world. Students spend time engaging in discussions and debates and are encouraged to respect and learn from other people’s beliefs.

  • Ultimate Questions
  • Who is God?
  • What do Muslims believe?
  • Who was Jesus?

Year 8
Year 8 students tackle ethical issues and consider a range of religious beliefs. They are encouraged to look at what is happening around the world and think about what they think would be the best outcome in a range of situations. Students build their debate skills in lesson and develop their writing to explain and discuss skills further.

  • Religious communities
  • Ethical issues – Peace and Justice
  • Medical Ethics

KS4

GCSE RE

GCSE students follow the OCR Religious Studies B (Philosophy and Ethics) course which is run over three years.
Philosophy:

  • Belief about Deity
  • Good and Evil
  • The End of Life
  • Religion and Science

Ethics:

  • Medical Ethics
  • Human Relationships
  • Peace and Justice
  • Religion and the Media