Religious Education aims to teach students about the defining features of all the major world religions, as well as the major secular movements within the public sphere. It also aims to impart to students a confidence to employ ethics and critical thinking in their everyday lives.
Religious Education teaches students to attempt questions that do not have a clear or simple answer. An ability to attack questions with vigour despite the knowledge that they may not find an easy answer is something that breeds character and determination. Coupled with this is the benefit of combatting ignorance and polarised viewpoints through in-depth study of different religions and cultures.
We follow the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2021-2026 as agreed by the Bexley Standing Advisory Council of Religious Education (SACRE). In KS4 we offer a GCSE in Religious Studies, and for those students who do not choose this option, we deliver timetabled lessons in the mornings. These sessions are delivered by our subject specialist. Click HERE for a map of how we deliver the Bexley Agreed Syllabus to KS4.
For further details of the RE curriculum please contact Nahida Khatun firstname.lastname@example.org
Full details of the intent, implementation and impact of our English curriculum will be contained in our curriculum plans, downloadable from the bottom of the page.
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Primary Curriculum - RE
RE is like an iceberg. As you unpack ideas, you come to understand a deeper meaning."
Religious Education encourages pupils to learn from different religions, beliefs, values and traditions while challenging and exploring their own beliefs and questions of meaning and to develop their own sense of identity and belonging.
It also enables them to respect the views of others that differ from their own and prepares them for living in a world and local community that is diverse in both culture and belief. (Bexley Sacre 2021)
There is a high academic ambition for all our pupils to see themselves in their curriculum and this is an intrinsic part of how we share our beliefs and faith. In our RE curriculum, we offer plenty of opportunity for the pupils to put this into practice through visits and visitors, and through artefacts for pupils to experience aspects of each religion. Our aim is that our pupils leave the primary phases with a secure knowledge of how different religions work and how they make up the fabric of our community.
Miss Kanu, AAP and Primary RE & Culture Lead
Religious Studies is a classical humanities subject, and is respected by universities.
Students who have an understanding of different religions and cultures are sought in the following career paths, amongst others:
- Social research
- Armed forces
- Charitable organisations and the third sector
- Police force/Ambulance service
Find out more about the careers programme at Harris Garrard Academy.
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