The curriculum for RE aims to ensure that all pupils know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews. It provides pupils the chance to describe, explain and analyse beliefs and practices. It recognises the diversity which exists within and between communities and amongst individuals and identifies, investigates and responds to questions posed, and responses offered. Pupils will appreciate and appraise the nature, significance and impact of different ways of life and ways of expressing meaning and learn to express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews.
Whittingham uses the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education developed by SACRE as our curriculum offer which is mandatory.
At Whittingham, it has been agreed that having taken into account the requirements and guidelines presented in the Agreed Syllabus, the following religions have been selected for study:
The focus on a few core religions is so children can understand these religions at depth before having exposure to a range of other world religions which will be introduced in KS3.
We acknowledge that each religion studied can contribute to the education of all our pupils. We promote teaching in Religious Education that stresses open enquiry and first-hand experiences wherever possible.
Click here to access the RE Curriculum Map.