Weobley High – Religious Studies
Religious Education Curriculum Information..
The principal aim of religious education at Weobley High School is to explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief, reflecting on their own ideas, ways of living and worldviews.
- To develop and use core skills that are important in all aspects of life, examples include investigation, reflection and evaluation.
- To improve and cultivate attitudes that are fundamental to society such as respect, care and concern for all people and the environment.
- The curriculum aims to develop pupils who are well-informed about different beliefs and cultures while exploring their worldviews and reflecting on their own personal experiences.
- To maintain rigorous and academic curriculum through Religious Education at Weobley high, while ensuring that the content is accessible to all pupils – The Curriculum is currently being updated to ensure that the “ways of knowing” are in place to ensure a high quality RE curriculum.
- All students will follow an accredited qualification in Religious Studies during Key stage 4– many will complete the AQA GCSE course in Religious Studies, some will follow an AQA Certificate course.
- The units are developed from the Herefordshire Agreed Syllabus and provide a curriculum which is coherent and allow students to build on their prior knowledge.
- Literacy and numeracy hold an important place within the RE curriculum with regular opportunities to develop these key skills.
- Pupils at Weobley high will have a knowledge and understanding of different worldviews, they will be able to apply this too many aspects of society.
- Students will be able to show their developed attitudes of respect of different cultures and worldviews into their future workplace and their community.
- Students will continue to refer and reflect on principle concepts relating to important issues such as equality and justice.
- They will be able to assess and consider their own personal accountability and wider global responsibilities towards environmental issues.
The impact of the curriculum is measured in a variety of ways, including
- Learning walks
- Lesson observations
- Online / book scrutiny
- Marking / teacher feedback opportunities
- Effective questioning techniques
- Key terms
- Student grade reviews and progress tracking.
- Discussion of wider media related stories.