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Religious Education

Religious Education

Key Stage Three Religious Education

Lesson allocation: Two lessons per week.

  Term 1- Topics Term 2- Topics Term 3- Topics

Year 8

What is RE?

Our world

The Bible



Year 9


Rights, Relationships and Responsibilities

Choices Islam
Year 10 Ethics Teachings of Jesus


The Christian Church



Key Stage Three- Class debates, self and peer assessment, structured group work, circle time, assessment games, extended writing tasks and written examinations.

Key Stage Four Religious Education

Examination board:  CCEA

Examination assessment: Two examination papers- One paper in Year 11 and one paper in Year 12.

Examination weight:  Each paper is 50% of the overall GCSE grade.

Topics of study:  The Gospel of Mark in Year 11 and Christian Ethics in Year 12.

The Gospel of Mark- Details about the life of Jesus, the miracles and teachings of Jesus and his trial and execution.

Christian Ethics- Discussions on the topics of bioethics, euthanasia, abortion, war and capital punishment.


Career links

Studying RE will help support students in their opportunity to explore many different career paths.

Website links


CCEA RE Specification

CCEA RE Practice Papers

CCEA Key Stage Three

GCSE Religious Studies Student Guide