The newly designed RE/life curriculum aims to ensure that students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted, that students are fully prepared to undertake an active citizenship in modern Britain and that students gain an understanding of the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. The new curriculum is delivered in one lesson per week to all students in Years 7-10, which includes religious education, Citizenship and moral issues.
All students are given the opportunity to engage with religious and philosophical belief systems through the study of social and ethical issues. They are encouraged to formulate their own opinions and to be able to use logic, reason and empathy. Students are invited to be open to having their views challenged, and to challenge the views of others, in a supportive and inclusive atmosphere. They are provided with opportunities to develop their own beliefs as well as to explore those of others. Life is about exploring the world around us in a meaningful way
The Key Stage 4 curriculum aims to provide students with an understanding of the scientific and religious arguments life issues such as extremism, euthanasia, poverty and life after death. Students are encouraged to respectfully express their own views and beliefs and share personal experiences whilst acquiring knowledge.
Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.