Religious Education

St Ursula’s School

Religious Education Curriculum Intent

The purpose of St Ursula’s Religious Studies curriculum is to ensure students understand the role of faith in their lives and its significance in the world today.

‘No person in the modern world can be considered educated without a basic knowledge of all the great religions of the world’. E. D Hirsch.

The RE curriculum promotes ambition with students exploring a vast and diverse range of religious thought and how it continues to play a significant role in shaping both the world and Great Britain. Students will have mastered theological and philosophical theories to ensure familiarity with many threshold concepts.  The curriculum develops growth by learning about significant and complex ideas that may challenge students’ own world view as well as that of their families and their communities. The RE curriculum encourages fellowship by fostering a respect and tolerance of new ideas, especially those that may be different from their own.  

RE cultivates scholarship by ensuring an academic approach to the ways people throughout civilisations have made sense of ‘knowledge, reality and existence’. This will be through intellectually challenging students to ensure they have mastered the histories of the ‘great religions of the world’, the belief and practises of ‘the great religions of the world’ and the conclusions made in philosophical debates and approaches.

Links to curriculum maps:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Links to useful sites for KS3 students, parents and members of the public

BBC Bitesize – Judaism – CAFOD