During KS3, students consider questions related to three main areas of focus within the major world religions; believing, behaving and belonging. The main aims of RE are to help students learn about religion and learn from religion. Students learn about religion by investigating the nature of religion and its beliefs, practices and forms of expression. This enables students to develop the skills of interpretation, analysis and explanation. Learning from religion develops students’ skills of interpretation and evaluation as they give their response to topics studied.


Year 7

Concepts of God

Expressions of Faith

The Life of Jesus

Places of Worship

Symobolism and Religious Art


Year 8


Where did the world come from?

Religion and the Environment


Ethics and Values


Year 9


Life of Gandhi

Philosophical Questions




KS3 Assessment

Pupils are assessed on each topic focusing 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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