Religion, Philosophy and Ethics (RPE)
|Head of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics||Mrs N McGovern|
|Religion, Philosophy and Ethics Teachers||Miss E Budd and Miss S Pradhan|
|Curriculum Support||Mrs C Salter|
Key Stage Three
Key Stage Three:
At KS3 we currently follow the Essex Agreed Syllabus, looking at a range of religions and topics. Students learn about religion and learn from religion.
Ofsted 2004 said, "Pupils themselves report that they consider themselves well taught in this subject and particularly appreciate the opportunities to express their own opinions and to participate in discussion. They also say that their questions are well answered and they are always clear about what they are doing."
Year 7 - Learning theme; ‘I Matter, Does God?’
Unit 1 Who is God?
Unit 2 The World; yours or Gods?
Unit 3 Where do people experience God?
Year 8- Learning theme; ‘How easy is it to belong to a faith?’
Unit 1 Why does God allow evil?
Unit 2 Is every day the same, should one day be special?
Unit 3 Do animals matter?
Unit 4 Should all religious rituals and ceremonies be banned?
Unit 5 Islam: A religion for the 21st century?
Unit 6 Expressing meaning project
Year 9 - Learning theme; ‘Is There Always an answer? Does religion provide one?’
Unit 1 How do we make ethical decisions?
Unit 2 Are people treated equally?
Unit 3 Ultimate Questions
Unit 4 Can you be a Buddhist in 21st century Britain?
Unit 5 Crime, Punishment and Justice
Key Stage Four
At GCSE we offer Religion, Philosophy and Ethics (Qualification awarded GCSE Religious Studies). This is an RS based course and is incredibly popular. Over the two year GCSE course students will study Christianity and Buddhism in relation to the following themes:-
- Religion and life
- Religion, human rights and social justice
- Religion, peace and conflict
- Religion, crime and punishment