Religious Education

Year 7

Introduction:

At Hampton Gardens Religious Education explores people’s beliefs, why they hold these beliefs and how they practice them. We follow the Agreed Syllabus for Peterborough schools. This year the students will focus on Monotheism 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.

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.

Course Content:

  • Introduction to RE
  • How are the key religious festivals celebrated?
  • What does it mean to be a Christian in Britain today?
  • How are the rites of passage celebrated?
  • Why is Jerusalem important?

Year 8

Introduction:

At Hampton Gardens, Religious Education explores people’s beliefs, why they hold these beliefs and how they practice them. We follow the Agreed Syllabus for Peterborough schools. This year the students will focus on polytheism and consider what relevance Religious Education has for us. Throughout the year pupils are encouraged to explore their own beliefs and to compare and contrast the beliefs and practices of major faiths.

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.

Course Content:

  • What is it like to be a Muslim in Britain today?
  • Why is pilgrimage important?
  • What are the beliefs and practices of Hindus?
  • Is religion still relevant in the 21st century?
  • Religion and conflict

Please see the documents below for useful information

Main Religions

Steps