Thorp Academy

Outcomes focused, child centred

RE (Y9-Y13)

Religious Education

Staff within the department

Mr Davison - Teacher of RE

Mrs Marklew - Assistant Principal

Subject overview

RE is a successful subject at Thorp Academy, taught from KS4 to A Level. We have a strong track record at GCSE WITH 84% of students achieving A*-C in the previous cohort. In the past three years we have delivered a new 1-9 course that ranks highly in student voice and engagement within the academy. At A-Level, we run Philosophy, Ethics and Religion, with a large number of students going on to university to study related subjects.

Key Stage 4 overview

In year 9-11 we deliver the new AQA 1-9 Religious Education course which focuses on one compulsory study of the main religious tradition of Great Britain, and another chosen religion (Buddhism). These lay the foundations for the Applied Ethics elements of the course: Life Issues, War and Peace, Human Rights and Social Justice and Crime and Punishment. Students sit two papers at the end of the course, with a focus on the written content and evaluation skills they have picked up through discussion and debate throughout the course.

Key Stage 5 overview

A Level Religious Studies provides a coherent and thought-provoking programme of study. Students develop their understanding and appreciation of religious beliefs and teachings, as well as the disciplines of ethics and the philosophy of religion. Wide-ranging social issues are covered in a way that teaches students how to think, and not what to think. This also includes the impact of religious thought throughout history and we evaluate if religion is still relevant in a modern secular world.

SUBJECT

STEPS 1

STEPS 2

STEPS 3

STEPS 4

STEPS 5

STEPS 6

Year 9

Buddhism

Buddhism

Christianity

Christianity

Religion and Life

Religion and Life

Year 10

Social Justice

Social Justice

Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

War and Peace

Early entry exam

Year 11

Applied Ethics

Applied Ethics

Revison

Revision

Exam

Exam

Revision Resources

BBC Bitesize

Wednesday and Thursday afterschool sessions