Religious Education


There are two clear aims throughout Key Stage three and four.
  1. To develop the potential and worth of each student in achieving their true academic ability in RE.
  2. To develop the faith of each child. As a joint Catholic and Church of England Academy we seek to provide opportunities within RE for each child to explore faith issues and in turn continue to grow in spirituality as an individual.

RE provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.  In lessons students will be given the opportunity to evaluate arguments for and against belief in God.  All learners are expected to express their own responses to the issues and questions raised in each topic using reasons and evidence and evaluate alternate viewpoints about these issues and questions.

RE encourages students to develop their sense of identity and belonging.  It enables them to flourish individually within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society and global community.  RE has an important role in preparing students for adult life, employment and lifelong learning.  It enables students to develop respect for and sensitivity to others, in particular those whose faiths and beliefs are different from their own.  It promotes discernment and enables students to combat prejudice.



Overview of the schemes of work studied at Key Stage 3:
Year 7
Term 1: Beliefs and the nature of God
Term 2: Authority and Leadership
Term 3: Community and Wider Issues
Year 8
Term 1: Evil and Suffering
Term 2: Why are people Religious?
Term 3: Community and Wider Issues


At Enterprise South Liverpool Academy we follow the Edexcel syllabus in Religious Studies.  Our students will complete the full course GCSE and will be examined on Units 1 and 8. Students learn a variety of Christian and Islamic teachings on the following areas:
For Unit 1: Religion and Life For
1.1 Believing in God
1.2 Matters of Life and Death
1.3 Marriage and Family Life
1.4 Religion and Community Cohesion
For Unit 8: Religion and Society
8.1 Rights and Responsibilities
8.2 Environment and Medical Issues
8.3 Peace and Conflict
8.4 Crime and Punishment


All Sixth Form students study General Religious Education for one hour per week.  This is an accredited qualification and is endorsed by NOCN.  Year 12 students work towards a Level 1 qualification and Year 13 work towards a Level 2 qualification.
A-Level Religious Studies. We follow the Edexcel specification.
At AS level and A2 students study two key areas: Ethics and Philosophy of Religion.


Mrs D. Myerscough - Head of Department
Mr T. King
Miss R. Scott

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