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Curriculum Mission Statement

We are passionate and creative people who look through the eyes of others; making people in the past relevant to our futures. We advantage our students by not allowing them the disadvantages we have seen before. We are a scholar of the world and we will walk and talk as one; enquiring into everything we see and hear leading to a better understanding of the world.

R.E. challenges students to consider controversial subjects in depth; it requires a good standard of English and provides an opportunity to:

  • Acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of the beliefs, teachings and practices of religions.
  • Debate religious and other responses to moral issues.

Component 1: The study of religions: beliefs, teachings and practices

  • Beliefs, teachings and practices of two from:
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Islam

Component 2: Thematic studies (Choose 4)

  • Theme A: Relationships and families.
  • Theme B: Religion and life.
  • Theme C: The existence of God and revelation.
  • Theme D: Religion, peace and conflict.
  • Theme E: Religion, crime and punishment.
  • Theme F: Religion, human rights and social justice.

Progression | Further/Higher Education and Careers

Successful study of GCSE RE at Sandhill View can open up opportunities for pupils to move onto A Level Study at our partner Sixth-Form at Southmoor or at college. Achieving A Levels can open the door to Degree level study in many fields which deal with society, including policing, teaching, law, medicine, social care and many, many more.

Curriculum/Course Overview

KS3 & 4 Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3  Half Term 4 Half Term 5  Half Term 6
Year 7


Year 8

Year 9


Year 10

Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

Relationships and Families

Relationships and Families

Depth study of Christianity

Depth study of Islam

Year 11

 Religion and life

Religion and life

Religion, peace and conflict

Religion, peace and conflict



How the subject supports pupils in making progress

In RE, to ensure our pupils make as much progress as possible toward achieving their targets and fulfilling their potentials, we leave no stone unturned, taking actions including:

  • Regular and individualised marking
  • Evaluation of individual’s pupils ‘barriers to progress’ with action plans to overcome these
  • Providing effective feedback specific to the needs of each pupils to ensure their own misconceptions are addressed and they are encouraged to think more deeply about content

Assessment & Feedback

In RE, at KS4, pupils are given an ‘end of topic’ assessment in which they are tasked with demonstrating the skills developed throughout the unit of study they’ve just completed. Teachers then provide feedback on the work produced and give the pupils the opportunity to respond to the feedback, addressing misconceptions and deepening their understanding of the topic.


Ms. L. Emanuel – Teacher of RE

The department is staffed by Ms L Emanuel, an experienced teacher who teaches across the MAT. She is a former Curriculum Leader for Humanities.

Useful Links


• http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zb48q6f

• http://www.rsrevision.com/contents/index.htm