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Religious Education

Teacher-in-charge of Religious Education
Mr O Anthony

Teacher of Religious Education
Mrs H Sullivan

The Religious Studies department aims to provide opportunities for children and young people to reflect and analyse, to discuss and debate, to explore and discover, and to learn more about the world in which they live. In Year 7 pupils learn about worship and ritual through the study of Hinduism and Christianity. In Year 8 pupils discover the importance of religious leaders and texts through the study of Judaism and Islam.

Pupils begin Key Stage 4 in Year 9 and complete the Short Course GCSE or the CoPE qualification. Pupils in Q and R complete the GCSE Short Course and study the beliefs, teachings and practices of Judaism and Christianity. Pupils also study the philosophical themes of Life and Death, Good and Evil. Topics include issues such as abortion, euthanasia, crime and punishment. The examination is two hours in length.

Pupils in S, T and A complete the CoPE qualification, which involves completing a series of challenges, such as create a questionnaire based on beliefs and values, carry out the questionnaire with different groups of people and draw graphs of the results.
The course is equivalent to a GCSE, if all the challenges are completed. For every 10 hours of study your son/daughter will gain one credit. These credits can contribute towards other programmes and qualifications. The course is equivalent to a GCSE grade, if all twelve credits are gained.

Qualifications offered
WJEC Short Course Religious Studies
Beliefs and Values Short Course
CoPE Certificate of Personal Effectiveness, Level 1 and 2.

Useful links
BBC Bitsize
Use BBC Bitesize to help with your homework, revision and learning.
Find free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject.

WJEC Resources
A resources website for the full range of teaching and learning materials designed specifically to support your qualification.

RE Definitions
In both audio and text, RE-Definitions provides accurate, clear definitions of key terms in seven religions and beliefs, in ethics and philosophy and in the study of religions and beliefs.

A free online resource for schools providing a platform for debate on social, ethical and political issues. It is aimed at RE, PSHE and Citizenship. It contains a full range of award winning video clips.