|Key Stage 3
|2 hours per fortnight
|Key Stage 4
|Compulsory Religion, Ethics and Philosophy 1 hour per fortnight Optional GCSE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (AQA specification) 5 hours per fortnight
Religious Education is a principal part of our school curriculum. It is our intention to engage, inspire, challenge and encourage pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to answer challenging questions. In Religious Education we aim to develop well-rounded individuals who can make a positive contribution to society whilst considering their own opinions on the ultimate meaning of life. The teaching of RE makes links between the beliefs, practices and value systems of a range of faiths and world-views studied, including non-religious, with the aim of developing responsibility and respect for all aspects of diversity, whether it be social, cultural and religious, and prepare pupils well for life in modern Britain. We encourage pupils to develop their own sense of morality, empathy, compassion, respect and an awareness of national and global current issues.
|Mrs Bridge (CBR)
|Curriculum Area Leader – Religious Education
|Ms Gooding (RG)
|Teacher of Religious Education and Careers Guidance
|Mr Cropper (IC)
|Teacher of Religious Education and Physical Education
|Ms Cuffe (EC)
|Teacher of Religious Education and History
|Teacher of Religious Education and Geography
• Range High RE Department has close links with St Luke’s Church. In the past, the Vicar has come in to school to help deliver lessons and take part in Q and A sessions.
• Year 8 pupils take a visit to the Qwuutal Mosque in Preston where they have a tour of the mosque and take part in workshops e.g. Life of a British Muslim, Islam in the Media and Islamic laws. Pupils meet Muslims and in particular get to spend time with Muslims from the local boys and girls schools. They also watch an act of worship.
• The RE Department also offers Year 8 pupils the opportunity to enter the Learning For Living competition whereby they are to write about a personal experience and derive a universal moral principle from it.
• Many famous works of art are studied in RE including Michael Angelo’s The Creation of Adam, The Last Judgement, The Last Supper amongst others. Pupils are also introduced to spectacular religious buildings around the world from Buddhist Temples in the Far East to the Masjid Al Haram in Mecca. When studying Pilgrimage, pupils learn and watch documentaries about places of religious significance, for example Mecca, Lourdes, Jerusalem and Varanasi.