KS4

Religious Education

Names of staff, role & contact details

Mr R Raeburn
Subject Leader
rrn@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mrs S Wild
Assistant Subject Leader
swd@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mrs S Cuthbertson
RE Teacher & Head of Whittington House
scn@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Name of course(s) offeredExam boardLink to specNature of assessment
RE Short Course: World ReligionsEduqashttp://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/religious-studies/gcse/WJEC-Eduqas-GCSE-Religious-Studies-Short-Course-specification.pdf?language_id=1&dotcache=no&dotcache=refresh100% Examination at the end of Year 11
RS Full Course: Religion, Philosophy & EthicsOCRhttp://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/240547-specification-accredited-gcse-religious-studies-j625.pdf100% Examination at the end of Year 11

Year 10 – Full Course GCSE

Term 1
Christianity: Beliefs & Teachings

Term 2
Christianity: Practices

Term 3
Religion, Philosophy & Ethics in the Modern World from a Christian perspective 1

Year 11 – Full Course GCSE

Term 1
Islam: Beliefs, Teaching & Practices

Term 2
Religion, Philosophy & Ethics in the Modern World from a Christian perspective 2

Term 3
Exam Preparation

Year 9 – Short Course GCSE

Term 3
Islam: Belief & Teachings

Year 10 – Short Course GCSE

Term 1
Christianity: Beliefs

Term 2
Christianity: Teachings

Term 3
Issues of Humans Relationships from a Christian Perspective

Year 11 – Short Course GCSE

Term 1
Issue of Life and Death from a Christian and non-religious Perspective

Term 2
Revision and Exam Preparation

Term 3
Exam

How and when is my child assessed?

The Religious Education department assess pupils in Key Stage 4 as follows:

  • For short course GCSE pupils are assessed half termly using Eduqas specimen material, as well as during lessons.
  • For full course GCSE pupils are assessed half termly using OCR sample exam question material, as well as continuous assessment within class and homework tasks.
  • Both GCSE course will be externally assessed by 100% examination at the end of year 11.

How to support your child in Religious Education:

We would encourage you to consider and respond to questions concerning the meaning and purpose of life, questions of morality and identity in our multifaith and multicultural society. RE lessons at Baines School will provide plenty of opportunity for this type of dialogue and reflection, and will allow your child to explore their own quest for meaning. The most important thing we would invite you to consider is to keep an open mind on the subject of religion and its impact on life.

For homework and research tasks:

Baines School ILC has a wealth of resources.