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Religious studies

Religious Studies

Year 7 Core Knowledge

Year 8 Core Knowledge

Yr 7 & 8 keywords and definitions

All crime & punishment CK, KW and Bible refs

All human rights/social justice CK, KW and refs

All peace and conflict CK, KW and Bible refs

All religion and life CK, KW and Bible refs

Christianity CK, key words and Bible refs

Islam CK, key words and refs

Social Media

Religious Education/Religious Studies Twitter  


Religious education is taught to all students in accordance with the national curriculum and the Norfolk agreed syllabus for RE.  In RE we aim to explore the major world religions through enquiry based learning and through a range of interactive activities and discussions.  We aim to provide a safe, respectful environment for students to investigate the beliefs of others, whilst encouraging them to reflect and evaluate their own ideas.  Above all, RE aims to provide students with relevant and practical experiences to help them to engage with a multi-cultural world.  Major contributions to the school’s multi-cultural and citizenship education policies are also provided.

Full Course GCSE Religious Studies:

All students will study the GCSE full course in Religious Studies through years 9, 10 and 11, in accordance with national curriculum requirements that all students should study RE at this level.  Amongst other skills that can be accrued on this course is the ability for students to think for themselves, express themselves and understand different points of view.  This is a desirable GCSE to possess in many fields, especially those which involve working with people.


Parents are reminded of their right to withdraw students from RE on religious grounds.  Please contact the head of department in the first instance to discuss this.