The RE curriculum broadly follows the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus at Key Stage 3, and we study a range of topics which include pilgrimage, creation stories, places of worship, key figures. Within each topic we are not just “learning about” religion, but there is great focus on “learning from” religion which gives pupils chance to reflect upon their own beliefs, thoughts and ideas on a variety of topic areas.
At Key Stage 4, students follow the OCR’s GCSE specification B, Philosophy and Ethics in which there are four one hour exams. There are a variety of topic areas which include Religion, Poverty and wealth, Religion and Science, Religion and Human Relationships, Good and Evil. We study each topic area from the Christian perspective.
At A Level, we follow the OCR specification and again do the Philosophy and Ethics modules. Areas of study include Plato, Aristotle, Teleological, Cosmological, Ontological and Moral arguments for the existence of God, The problem of Evil, Religion and Science, ethical theories to include Utilitarianism, Natural Law and Kantian ethics. Students complete two examinations at the end of Year 12 for their AS course, and then do a further two exams at the end of Year 13 to complete their A2 course.