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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

A summary of KS3 and its relevance
Religion, philosophy and ethics helps pupils to understand the wide and diverse culture that we live in whilst instilling a sense of the importance of our British values of tolerance, respect, democracy and freedom of speech. Through weekly discussions on a variety of religious, philosophical or ethical issues, pupils are encouraged to reach their own justifications based on reason and argument, in the light of Christian, Hindu or Muslim attitudes. Pupils develop a sense of self in the wider community through examining the nature of worship in local, national and global settings. Pupils build upon their knowledge and understanding in preparation for a GCSE qualification, which is started in year 9.

A summary of the skills acquired
Pupils will acquire a number of skills in religion, philosophy and ethics. Firstly, they will build upon their ability to listen to and empathise with the beliefs of those around them whilst feeling free to respectfully discuss topics with their peers. Secondly, pupils will learn how to construct successful lines of argument that use reasons, examples and full explanations in their justifications. Lastly, students acquire a deeper knowledge of some of the religious beliefs and customs that form an integral part of British life in the twenty-first century.

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