Key Stage 4



students outside temple Legislation requires that RE is part of the school curriculum for all registered pupils. In key stage four therefore all students follow an RE course in year 10 which is delivered by a team of specialists during PSHCE time. There is no coursework assessment is 100% by examination.
The course is the AQA GCSE syllabus B (Short Course) in Religious Studies unit 1 – Religion and Citizenship. We study these topics:
Religion and Relationships
Religion, Sport and Leisure
Religion and Work
Religion and Identity
Religion and the Multicultural society
Students are able to use knowledge of any religion in the exam, but lessons concentrate on examples and case studies from Christianity and Islam
GCSE Full Course
In addition to the Short Course (half GCSE) there is also a Full GCSE option offered in KS4 again from the AQA but comprising unit two 'Religion and life issues'
We study these topics:
Religion and Animal Rights
Religion, Sport and Prejudice
Religion and Young People
Religion and Early Life
Religion War and Peace
Religion and Planet Earth
Students taking this option can combine qualifications with the other units this may enable a further qualification to be pursued in year 11.
Future Education        
Most employers appreciate the benefits of studying this subject in relation to communication skills
and understanding people.
This would be especially useful in law, medicine, teaching, journalism and social work.
Why Study RE? 
Religious Education is especially valued for the insight and empathy skills it provides. For this reason, RE is useful for a wide range of careers where interpersonal skills predominate. This would include Social Work, Police, Retailing, Teaching and Human Resources. When studied at higher level, Religious studies provides rigorous mental training and introduces students to most of the central questions in western philosophy. It is therefore ideal for aspiring politicians, lawyers and academics.