Religious Education (RE) at West Hill is about preparing our boys for life in the modern evolving and truly global world that they live in. We therefore feel it is vital that they develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of the core religious and spiritual beliefs of the main world religions to prepare them for the variety of different faiths and cultures they will encounter throughout their lives. We believe that this helps to combat ignorance and solve misunderstanding whilst also creating the space for them to analyse and reflect upon their own beliefs and judgements.

Curriculum

Curriculum Information - Religious Education

Equipment

To support your son’s learning and engagement in this subject he needs to have: two pens, pencil, pencil crayons, ruler, eraser, two highlighters, pencil sharpener and calculator.  It will also help him if he has: GCSE revision guide, dictionary and thesaurus.

Resources

In Years 7 to 9 there are textbooks available which you may wish to purchase to support your son:

  • Religions and Beliefs: Islam: Student's Book with ISBN 978-0748796724
  • Religions and Beliefs: Christianity: Pupil's Book with ISBN 978-0748796700

Other specific texts can be recommended by your son’s teacher.

At KS4 we recommend that your son purchases the Hodder My Revision Notes by Victor Watton RRP £8.99 to support his studies and aid his revision. Your son’s teacher will take an order for these directly at the beginning of the academic year. However, should you wish to purchase on for your son they are available via Amazon.

Qualifications

In years 10 and 11 pupils follow the Edexcel - Religious Studies specification.  This course is assessed by examinations only at the end of Year 11.  The exam is based on two papers.  Further details are available from the examination board here:

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/religious-studies-b-2016.html