The aim of the RE curriculum at Shuttleworth College is to enable pupils to have informed and mature conversations about religion. Religious Education students acquire knowledge and skills that help them develop as informed,
engaged and thoughtful global citizens.

The RE curriculum has been created using the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus, meaning we are covering all relevant materials necessary. The requirements for RE according to the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus are that all major world religions must be taught as well as a Humanist approach to life also. Therefore, pupils will be taught about Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism and Buddhism as the major world religions.

Each year group will have a ‘Key Question’ and the topics and lessons will link to the key question. These will be as follows:

  • Year 7 – Where do I Belong?
  • Year 8 – Where can I Find Guidance?
  • Year 9 – Where can we Seek Truth and Find Meaning?

If students choose to take GCSE RE as one of their options, then they will follow the AQA GCSE RE Specification A course. This will consist of two exam papers, Paper One – Study of Religions which will cover Christianity and Islam, their beliefs and teachings and their practices and Paper Two – Thematic Studies which will look at Relationships and Families, Religion and Life, Religion, Crime and Punishment and Religion, Human Rights and Social Justice. Each exam paper lasts 1 hour 45 minutes.

Click here for 5 year curriculum plan

Curriculum overview by Year Group

Year 7
Learning Journeys
1. Learning Journey – Created or Chance
2. Learning Journey – Judaism
3. Learning Journey – Christian Response to Poverty
4. Learning Journey – Islamic Community
5. Learning Journey – Sikhism

Knowledge Organisers
1. Created or Chance
2. Judaism – More than Family, Food and Festivals
3. How Should Chrsistians Respond to Poverty and Social Injustice
4. What Beliefs and Values Unite the Islamic Community
5. Sikhism – What Builds the Community

Year 8
Learning Journeys
1. Learning Journey – Judaism – Keeping Faith
2. Learning Journey – Who was Jesus
3. Learning Journey – What do Hindus Believe about the Purpose of Life
4. Learning Journey – Where do Buddhists Find Guidance
5. Learning Journey – God – What is the Truth

Knowledge Organisers
1. Judaism – How do People Keep Faith in Difficult Times
2. Who was Jesus
3. What do Hindus Believe about the Purpose of Life
4. Where do Buddhists Find Guidance
5. God – What is the Truth

Year 9
Learning Journeys
1. Learning Journey – What Does it Mean to be Human
2. Learning Journey – Is it Ever Right to End a Life
3. Learning Journey – Islam and Sikhism
4. Learning Journey – What is Meant by the Church

Knowledge Organisers
1. What Does it Mean to be Human
2. Is it Ever Right to End a Life
3. Islam and Sikhism – Is there Equality
4. What is Meant by the Church
5. What is Humanism

Year 10
Learning Journeys
1. Learning Journey – Paper Two Theme B Religion and Life
2. Learning Journey – Paper One – Christian Beliefs and Teachings
3. Learning Journey – Paper Two- Theme A Relationships and Families
4. Learning Journey – Paper One – Christian Beliefs and Teachings
5. Learning Journey – Paper One – Islam Beliefs and Teachings
6. Learning Journey – Paper Two Theme E Religion, Crime and Punishment

Knowledge Organisers
1. Paper Two – Theme B Religion and Life
2. Paper One – Christianity Beliefs and Teachings
3. Paper Two – Theme A Relationships and Families
4. Paper One – Christianity Practices
5. Paper One – Islamic Beliefs and Teachings
6. Paper Two – Theme E Religion, Crime and Punishment

Year 11
Learning Journeys
1. Learning Journey – Paper Two Theme E Religion, Crime and Punishment
2. Learning Journey – Paper One – Islam Practices
3. Learning Journey – Paper Two Theme F – Human Rights and Social Justice
4. Learning Journey – Paper Two- Theme D – Religion, Peace and Conflict

Knowledge Organisers
6. Paper Two – Theme E Religion, Crime and Punishment
7. Paper One – Islamic Practices
8. Paper Two – Theme F Religion, Human Rights and Social Justice
9. Paper Two – Theme D Religion, Peace and Conflict

RE KS3/KS4 Intervention

Contact:
Miss L Binns
lbinns@shuttleworth.lancs.sch.uk

“Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths”

Muhammad Ali

“In Religious Studies we learn about other people’s beliefs and have a chance to discuss things like morals and ethics. Everything from the creation of the world; to tolerance, respect, forgiveness, and reconciliation; to ideas of the afterlife!”

Year 9 Student