Religious Education

Religious Education

Purpose of Study

Religious Education is studied in order to develop pupils' knowledge and understanding of religion, religious beliefs, practices, language and traditions and their influence on individuals, communities, societies and cultures. It enables pupils to consider and respond to a range of important questions related to their own spiritual development, the development of values and attitudes and fundamental questions concerning the meaning and purpose of life. It is a subject that is particularly important when living in a multi-cultural society as it informs pupils of the backgrounds and experiences of others and prepares them for the wider world of work where they will meet and need to interact with people from different cultures and religions.

CJP 9558

About the Department

All students study RE from Year 7 through to Year 10. All students sit an exam in RE in the summer term of Year 10. There are three RE teachers who deliver the subject. The subject provides learning about all the major religions in the world, as well as moral debates and investigations about a range of social issues facing young people today.

Essential Mix is the key knowledge and skills that a Year 7 or 8 student must have mastered to progress to the following year.

Click on the link below to view the RE Year 7 Essential Mix:


Click on the link below to view the RE Year 8 Essential Mix:


These are the courses run by RE for Years 9, 10 and 11. The link takes you to the specifications of those courses.

GCSE Religious Studies (AQA)