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The RE Department at George Salter Academy consists of highly motivated and enthusiastic teachers who are determined to ensure that all students succeed. It is a subject which has great relevance in today’s society and enables all those who study it to appreciate and understand the diversity and importance of religion within a community.
The RE Department offers a number of study support sessions for students across different year groups. Key Stage 4 and 5 students are well supported in preparation for their examinations with after school revision, twilight sessions, and holiday activities.
There are numerous opportunities for RE trips across all Key Stages throughout the academic year. In the last few years, we have led trips to local places of worship, the Houses of Parliament in London, and a residential to Rome.
In this coming year there are lots of exciting trips planned: trips to an Eco-Centre in Wales, trips to the theatre and lots more.
There are also further extra-curricular opportunities in the Department, such asvisits to local places of worship and trips to the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre to see "Jesus Christ Superstar".
What the students say about the department
"RE is about sharing your own opinions but listening to others viewpoints. Its where you can get your point across without being afraid."
"The teachers really care about us."
Mrs L. Hayes (Head of Department), email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8)
RE is compulsory for all students at Key Stage 3.
- Introduction to World Religions
- Festivals & Celebrations
- Morality through Art
Places of worship: Students visit a range of places of worship, to ensure they have deeper understanding of the meanings each place of worship holds for each religion.
Students cover more moral issues such as Human rights, Prejudice and discrimination, Charities and study these from a number of different perspectives, including secular views.
- Religion and Animal Rights
- Religion, Prejudice and Discrimination
- Judaism & the Holocaust
Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11)
Students who choose to study GCSE RE will follow the EDUQAS Religious Studies: Route A. They will study two religions and 4 philosophy and ethical themes.
The GCSE course is assessed by 100% external examination.
The topics include:
- Christianity: Beliefs
- Christianity: Practices
- Judaism: Beliefs
- Judaism: Practices
- Issues of Life and Death
- Issues of Relationships
- Issues of Good and Evil
- Issues of Human Rights
67% - A*-C
100% - A*-G
91.4% - A*-C
98.3% - A*-G
90.3% - A*-C
100% - A*-G
Note: National attainment 2017: 29.45% A*-A, 71.2% A*-C, 98.2% A*-G
Key Stage 5 / Post-16
A-level Religious Studies offers students the opportunity to study a range of faith specific options, whilst ensuring students have a thorough understanding of diverse philosophical and ethical viewpoints. The course features a variety of relevant and contemporary themes helping to inspire engaging classroom discussion.
Students will also gain critical and evaluation skills sought after by higher education and employers.
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