At Key Stage 3, students deepen their understanding of beliefs, concepts and life issues in religion with reference to the 6 major world faiths (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism). Students apply their understanding to a range of ultimate questions and ethical issues and they reflect on the impact of religion by considering the importance of interfaith dialogue and investigating the diversity in religion. These religions and worldviews are studied in the following units:

Year 7

  • Does God Exist?
  • Spirituality
  • Life of Jesus – The Miracle Maker
  • Religious Symbolism
  • Religious Buildings and Places of Worship

Year 8

  • Journey of Life
  • Where did the world come from?
  • Religion and the Environment
  • Islam
  • Meaning and purpose
  • Motivation and Actions

Year 9

  • Hinduism
  • Gandhi
  • Philosophical Questions
  • Suffering
  • Ethics and Values
  • Humanism


KS3 Assessment

Pupils are assessed twice a term on two main aspects. Learning about religion and learning from religion. Firstly students will investigate and analyse religious beliefs and secondly they will communicate their own ideas and evaluate their own and others’ beliefs about world issues.


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