The aim of the RE curriculum is to support pupils’ personal search for meaning by engaging enquiry into the question ‘What is it to be human?’ with students exploring answers offered by religion, belief and Philosophy.

The RE learning is based on guidance provided within the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus and also includes extended curriculum aspects from the Eduqas Exam Board unit A GCSE. The skills and attitudes are developed and embedded across the full five year curriculum.

All topics include the following concepts: Shared Human Experience [SHE], Living Religious Tradition [LRT], Beliefs and values [B & V] and Searching for personal meaning [SPM].

All students undertake the full GCSE in RE, they start this in year 9 and carry on until the examination in year 11. We are using the Eduqas board and are on Specification A. They have 3 external examinations in total, a 2 hour paper on Religious, Philosophical and Ethical studies in the Modern World, worth 50% of the overall grade. A 1 hour paper on the study of Christianity (25% of the overall grade) and a final paper on a study of a world faith (in our school, this is Islam, again worth 25% of their grade).

Staff in RE

Mrs Crawshaw – Lead Subject Teacher
Mrs Ali  –  Subject Specialist Teacher
Mrs Stobbs  – Teacher
Mrs Addison – Teacher
Mr Windle – Teacher

This year’s RE curriculum 

  Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3 Cycle 4
Year 7 The Island (introduction to living in a community)

Baseline Assessment – RE Skills analysis

The Island continued

(assessment at the end of the unit)


(looking into different aspects of Christianity – end of unit assessment)

Life as a British Muslim

(introduction to Islam with an assessment at the end of the unit)


Year 8 Christianity

Looking into different aspects of Christianity

(looking into different aspects of Christianity – end of unit assessment )

Christianity continued – then Islam – looking into different beliefs including Prophethood, Akirah and Risalah.(End of unit assessment) Can the power of a revelation transcend to religious people today?
Religious Traditions:- Hinduism beliefs(assessment of learning module)
Hinduism continued, living a Hindu live.

(end of unit assessment)

Year 9 Begin GCSE RE course – Christianity – Issues of relationships  (assessment at the end of the unit) Christianity – Issues of life and death – (assessment at the end of the unit) Christianity – Issues of Good and Evil

(assessment at the end of the unit)

Christianity –

Issues of Human rights

(assessment at the end of the unit)


Year 10

Topic 3 – Good & Evil

Topic 4 – Human rights

Assessment on all 4 topics covered

Human rights continued –

GCSE style assessment

Component 2 – study of Christianity-

End of unit assessment

Component 2 continued – Christianity

End of unit assessment

Year 11

Topic 4 Human rights –

Component 2 – study of Christianity


Study of Christianity continued-

Study of Islam


Study of Islam continued

Revision and taking GCSE


Useful RE links:

We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.

The following links will help students to find information and other learning resources to support their learning:

Lower school

Upper School