KS3 - Subject Information
At KS3 pupils have 2 hours of RE a week and follow the Kent Agreed Syllabus and the Diocese of Canterbury requirements. This ensures that 70% of what is taught is Christianity. Primarily pupils study Christianity through the ‘Understanding Christianity’ course as well as AQA GCSE material in year 9. They will also study a range of different worldviews and religions, including Sikhism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Judaism.
KS4 Subject Information
At KS4, all pupils complete a GCSE in Religious Studies, in line with the Kent Agreed Syllabus and Diocese of Canterbury requirements. Pupils have 2 hours a week of timetabled RE lessons. At St George’s we follow the AQA Specification A course, with a focus on Christianity and Islam as well as the themes of ‘Religion and families’, ‘Religion and life’, ‘Peace and conflict’ and ‘Crime and Punishment’.
Career and Job Opportunities
Religious Studies GCSE can be used to pursue further education, especially A-Levels such as Philosophy, Sociology and other humanities subjects. The subject has clear links to work within the religious or charity sectors but also within a range of other professions such as the Police, Social Work, Counselling, Youth Work and Teaching.
Further information about Religious Studies and careers or further education opportunities can be found at https://www.ucas.com/job-subjects/religious-studies
We are required to ensure all students in Sixth Form receive some religious education, which is delivered in the form of enrichment mornings, afternoons or days, with a focus on a religious or ethical issue.
The statutory RE enrichment days have covered themes such as community, self-esteem and relationships. These have explored Christian and other worldview and have welcomed visitors from the local community to share their views.