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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)

Introduction To RE

Jesus and Christianity

Capital Punishment - wrong or right?

Abortion and Euthanasia

Do we need to prove God's existence?

Identity - why is it important?

Drugs and Alcohol

Marriage, Sex and Relationships

Spring half-term (3)

Is death the end?

Should religious buildings be sold to fee the homeless?

Wealth and poverty

Life after Death

Spring half-term (4)

Is religion divisive?

Islam

Martin Luther King

Religious Expression

Summer half-term (5)

The problem with Good and Evil

Extremism

Organ Donation

Religion and authority

Summer half-term (6)

Do we need religion?

Buddhism

Can we still learn from religion?

Mental Health

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.

GCSE R.E Breakdown