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Religious Education

Introduction:

At Hampton Gardens Religious Education explores people’s beliefs, why they hold these beliefs and how they practice them. This year the students will focus on the Abrahamic religions and consider what relevance Religious Education has for us. Throughout the year pupils are encouraged to explore their own beliefs and begin to compare and contrast the beliefs and practices of major faiths. They will also have the opportunity to look at Gods and key figures from other cultures and faiths other than the main 6 religions.

Our Ethos:

At Hampton Gardens we believe that it is important for our pupils to become independent, compassionate young people who are prepared for life in the modern world. During Religious Education we enable pupils to develop an understanding of the beliefs, practices and cultures of the different major faiths; this will enable our students to be more understanding of others. It is also important for our students to develop a religious and cultural awareness so that they can understand world affairs. Religion is often misrepresented in the media and being able to recognise fact from the fiction and deal with the media appropriately is a valued skill.

Year 7 Course Content:

  • What is RE and why is it important?
  • History of the Abrahamic Faiths
  • Understanding Judaism
  • Understanding Christianity
  • Understanding Islam
  • Gods and Heroes

Year 8 Course Content:

  • Religious Festivals
  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism
  • Sikhism
  • Worship and Pilgrimage
  • Philosophical Questioning

Year 9 Course Content:

 

  • Crime and Punishment
  • Religion and Violence
  • Ancient Religions
  • Ethics
  • Other Faiths and Non-Religious World Views
  • Inspirational People

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