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.



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



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

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


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