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GCSE RE

Curriculum Overview

As a Catholic school, the Religious Education curriculum follows the Religious Education Curriculum Directory (RECD) as set out by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

The aim of the teaching in Religious Education is to encourage all of our pupils to think about different beliefs in God, challenging questions such as the meaning and purpose of life, and to consider issues of right and wrong.

The Religious Education curriculum challenges pupils academically as the subject is rigorous in assessment and teaches pupils how to express opinion and belief with deep levels of analysis in extended writing.

How will I be assessed?

There are three exams that will be taken one at the end of Year 11.

Paper 1: Catholic Christianity (1 hour 45 minutes)

Paper 2: Judaism (50 minutes)

Paper 3: Philosophy and Ethics (50 minutes)

For each unit there is an end of unit test. This takes the form of an exam style question and is marked using the exam marking scheme.

Important Overview Documents

Curriculum Rationale
Key Learning Steps
Year 10 Road Map
Year 11 Road Map

Practice Questions

The RE Faculty have provided a booklet which contains practice questions and speciment papers (with markschemes) which covers all modules. To access this booklet, please click here.

Modules

Christian Beliefs and Teachings

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Christian Practices

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Forms of Expression and Ways of Life

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Sources of Wisdom and Authority

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Arguments for the Existence of God

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Relationships and Families in the 21st Century

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Judaism - Beliefs and Teachings

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Judaism Practices

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

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