Religious Education

These are the topics that are taught within Religious Education at The Wordsley School.

Year 7

  • The existence of God
  • Creation Story
  • What are we doing to the world?
  • Holy Books
  • Festivals
  • Signs and Symbols

Year 8

Islam

  • The Mosque
  • 5 Pillars
  • Qur'an
  • Life of Muhammed

Christianity

  • Saviour/Messiah
  • Christmas Story
  • Easter - Holy Week and Lent

Buddhism

  • Eight fold path
  • Noble truths
  • Meditation Gardens

Year 9

Rites of Passage

  • How babies are welcomed into different religions
  • Significant ceremonies when you become an adult
  • Prejudice and discrimination
  • Martin Luther King
  • Segregation

GCSE Religious Education (OCR) - Both short and full course offered

Examination (100%)

The exam is set by the exam board and the students will complete this in the summer of Year 11.

Topics on the short course examination include:

  • Poverty and wealth
  • Relationships
  • Medical Ethics
  • Religion and Equality
  • Peace and Justice
  • Media

Topics on the full course examination include:

  • Science and religion
  • Good and evil
  • Nature of God
  • Religious and spiritual experience
  • The end of life
  • Religion, reason and revelation