RE

In the ever changing 21st Century students need to understand their place in the world, to ponder the interdependence of all species on the planet and be able to decipher the many and varied wonderful cultures on the earth. Fast paced technological change is making the world ever smaller and in the RE Department we seek to equip our learners with the curiosity and resilience to thrive in the modern world.

Religious Education at Byrchall is more about learning from religion rather than merely learning about religion. A strong Christian ethos permeates the department, both in terms of the strong relationships developed between staff and students, but also through engendering an understanding of values such as tolerance, respect and empathy for others.

Religious Education at Byrchall aims to challenge stereotypes, break down barriers and allow students a window to the wider world. Students consider issues designed to make them consider their own beliefs and show understanding of others.

Subject Content

  Autumn Spring Summer
Year
7
The Island The Island Judaism Judaism/Ultimate Questions Christian beliefs Beliefs/Spirited Arts Arts
Year
8
Sikhism Buddhism Christian Worship Islam Islam Moral Issues
Year
9
Nature of God

Key beliefs and Jesus Christ and salvation
Nature of God

Jesus Christ and salvation and Christian practices
Christian Beliefs and Practices

Worship and festivals

Role of the church
Religion and relationships

Sex, marriage and divorce
Religion and relationships

Families and gender equality
Year
10
Religion and crime

Corporal punishment and the death penalty Religion crime and the causes of crime
Religion and crime

Religion and punishment
Religion, war and peace

Violence Weapons of mass destruction Pacifism Terrorism
Religion, war and peace

Reasons for war Just war Holy War Religion and peace making Victims of war
Religion and Life

Origins of the universe Value of the world Use and abuse of the environment Animal rights
Religion and Life

Teaching about the origin of human life Sanctity of life Abortion Belief in the afterlife
Year
11

Full Course
War Planet Earth Bespoke Revision  
Year
11

Short Course
Human Rights World of Work Bespoke Revision  

Year 7 Medium Term Plan

Year 8 Medium Term Plan

Year 9 Medium Term Plan

Year 10 Medium Term Plan

Year 11 Medium Term Plan