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KS4 Religious Education

This RE course will encourage you to think about the ‘big questions’ in life and the way in which people have attempted to answer these questions.

The course raises a range of topical questions such as:

  • Why do people believe in God?
  • Is violence ever justified?
  • How did the Universe come into being?
  • Should the death penalty be allowed?
  • Is it ever right to take a life?
  • Why is there suffering in the world?
  • How should we treat animals?

You will have the opportunity to think through your own views and to learn about the views and perspectives from at least two different religions. You will also study two religions in greater detail learning about their beliefs and practices.

By studying this course students will also be developing the following skills:

  • To think critically and present a logical argument
  • To express themselves clearly in discussion and written form
  • To develop conceptual thinking skills in order to explore ideas
  • To develop the ability to evaluate evidence and understand different values
  • To be able to support conclusions with reason and evidence
  • To become a reflective thinker.