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Religious Education

Religious Education


Studying R.E. at Moorside High  helps students to understand other people’s beliefs, actions and values, while also helping students to decide what values are important to them and why.

While studying R.E. students are able to think about the ultimate questions which people sometimes ask about life. We examine the answers philosophers have come up with over the last five thousand years to try and explain our existence. Students are able to study and analyse the beliefs and values of such famous philosophical luminaries as Jesus, the Buddha, Aristotle and Confucius.

Throughout their studies in R.E. students are given the chance to look at the lives of inspirational people (Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi , Malcolm X, Siddhartha Gautama, Oscar Romero, and Desmond Tutu) and think about their contribution to different societies around the World.

Students at Moorside High School study the six major World religions (Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism) the table below details the units of study in KS3 and KS4.

 

Year Seven

Year Eight

Year Nine

Year Ten

Autumn half-term (1)

Who was Jesus Christ?

Why does suffering exist?

Relationships

Religion and conflict

Autumn half-term (2)

What are the pillars of Islam?

Why do we remember the Holocaust?

Is it fair?

Religion and conflict

Spring half-term (3)

What does it mean to be Jewish?

Equality and Inequality

Looking for meaning

Religion and medicine

Spring half-term (4)

What do the 5 k’s mean to Sikhs?

Why is our identity so important?

Looking for meaning

Religion and medicine

Summer half-term (5)

What do Hindus believe about our soul?

How do we mark important times in our lives?

Our World

Religious expression

Summer half-term (6)

What are the Buddhist four noble truths?

What are we doing to the environment?

Our World

Religion and authority

Students also have the opportunity to choose R.E. as a GCSE option; students follow the WJEC Religious Studies course. Year 11 students who sat the exam in 2011 achieved an A*-C pass percentage of 94% and year 11 students who sat the exam in 2012 achieved a pass percentage A*-C of 97%.

Students are also able to take part in trips to different faith communities in the Greater Manchester area such as Cheetham Hill mosque, The Jewish museum, The Anglican cathedral and the Buddhist centre.