Welcome to the RE Department
Wightwick Hall School is committed to serving its community. It recognises the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom. It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.
Religious Education provides a rich and wide range of experiences inside and outside the classroom. This gives pupils opportunities and the ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, develop concepts and skills that will help them make sense of their own experiences and beliefs and to understand the beliefs and practices of members of faith communities.
British values are embedded within the RE curriculum. Within democracy we encourage pupils to express their opinions and to question within lessons. Respect and tolerance is reflected through discussions about similarities and differences between people; helping pupils to understand their own culture and introduce them to different cultures and ways of life; through learning activities; through international links with the Buhoma School in Uganda; assemblies; visiting different places of worship and through visiting speakers from different cultures; supporting a range of charities throughout the year.
The scheme of work for KS3 and is taken from the EQUALS curriculum and Staffordshire Agreed Syllabus. All major religions are covered through topics.
The focus of teaching RE at KS3 is on the community, through giving pupils opportunities to learn about different religions and also to learn from religion.
Key Stage 3 students are taught in year groups and have 1 hour per week allocated to the subject.
Student progress is reported to parents three times a year. Progress is recorded and monitored by using the BSquared assessment tool.
|Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring 1||Spring 2||Summer 1||Summer 2|
|Year 7||Signs and Symbols
|Judaism||Why is the Gurdwara important to Sikhs?||Hinduism||Pilgrimages
|Buddhism||Year 8||Eternity/Life after death
|People of Faith
|Year 9||Creation Stories
|Humanism||Justice and Freedom|
Celebrations from different religions will be recognised throughout the year where possible.
Religious Education programme KS 3