Curriculum Information for RE

t is the intent of the RE department at Tottington High School, through our subject curriculum, to provide a variety of diverse and enriching lessons that prepare every student effectively for life in the culturally inclusive modern world that we live in. We aim to teach an awareness of the importance and relevance of RE to believers in everyday life, whilst also promoting respect, tolerance and understanding of cultures and beliefs that may differ from students own. Through our curriculum, students not only learn about religion but also from religion, by asking important key questions about the world they live in, whilst reflecting on their own beliefs, values and experiences. Students have the opportunity to work together to reach their goals as they strive for greatness throughout each lesson. 

RE Learning Journeys

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At KS3 the curriculum breadth supports learners’ knowledge and understanding of both Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Islam, and Judaism) and Dharmic (Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism.)  As well as non-religious beliefs. Learners will also look at the breadth of religious views on key world topics such as homeless and poverty. Throughout each key stage, the learning deepens their understanding of each faith. The Key stage 3 curriculum ensures students have the knowledge to understand different world views to their own and how tolerance and respect are essential to society. Learning is built on from KS3 to deepen their understanding of the relationship between people and their divergent views within traditions focusing on the way beliefs and teachings are understood and expressed.

RE lessons are taught once per week at KS3 and 3 times per week for option GCSE. In lessons, there are a range of teaching and learning strategies and pedagogies which allow pupils to gain knowledge and understanding of world views in a dynamic and experiential way. Students will also participate in project based work at Key Stage 3 in order for them to deepen their understanding of religions and world views as well as provide them with an immersive form of learning. 

Both formative and summative assessments are conducted in line with the department policy on marking and feedback. Students are given the opportunity to revisit their past learning through spiraled assessment. 

Homework is set according to the school and departmental policies. Homework is to inform and extend the learning taking place in the classroom. 

Enrichment opportunities are weaved in throughout the curriculum with guest speakers and visits to places of worship. Each year group will also take part in various projects through the curriculum to enrich their knowledge and employability skills. 

Students who have qualifications in RE generally go on to work in some of the following careers: the National Health Service (especially doctors and nurses), national and local government, schools, colleges and universities, financial and legal firms, charities; social services and other caring professions, PR, advertising, sales and marketing companies, libraries; museums, television companies and journalism