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Uxbridge High School

religious education

Religious education is a very popular department in Uxbridge High school. Students also have the option to choose GCSE RE and the Philosophy A-level. Lessons are highly engaging and thought provoking.

 

There are 3 full time specialised teachers of RE.

kS3 Year 7 and 8

In Year 7 we focus on the world. We look at the worlds 6 major religions and look at how each of them worship, what is within their holy buildings, celebrations throughout the year and what makes a religion a religion project.

In year 8 we look at the philosophy behind 4 religions; Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism.

Topics covered:

  • Inspirational people that used their religious background
  • Wars and Genocide around the world
  • Poverty and Wealth within a religious and non-religious society
  • A build a city project

kS4 Year 9,10 and 11

The WJEC Eduqas GCSE in Religious Studies develops learners’ knowledge and understanding of religious non-religious beliefs, teachings, practices, and sources of wisdom and authority, including through their reading of key religious texts, other texts, and scriptures of the religions they are studying.

Component 1: Religious, Philosophical and Ethical Studies in the Modern World

Written examination: 2 hours

50% of qualification

Candidates will study the following four themes. All questions are compulsory.

Theme 1: Issues of Relationships

Theme 2: Issues of Life and Death

Theme 3: Issues of Good and Evil

Theme 4: Issues of Human Rights

Component 2: Study of Christianity

Written examination: 1 hour

25% of qualification

Candidates will study the beliefs, teachings and practices of Christianity. This component will be assessed by compulsory questions focussing on knowledge, understanding and evaluation of the subject content.

Component 3: Study of a World Faith

Written examination: 1 hour

25% of qualification

Candidates will study the beliefs, teachings and practices of Option 3: Islam. This component will be assessed by compulsory questions focusing on knowledge, understanding and evaluation of the subject content.

kS5 Year 12 and 13

The Eduqas RE A-Level sat over 2 years encourages learners to demonstrate their ability to reflect on, select and apply specified knowledge about religion and belief, while making an account for the influence of social, religious and historical factors.

It is comprised of 3 components:

Component 1: A Study of Religion (Christianity)

Written examination: 2 hours

100 marks

Component 2: Philosophy of Religion

Written examination: 2 hours

100 marks

Philosophical issues and questions raised by religion and belief including at least three contrasting arguments about the existence or non-existence of God, gods or ultimate reality.

Component 3: Religion and Ethics

Written examination: 2 hours

100 marks

Ethical language and thought through significant concepts and the works of key thinkers, illustrated in issues or debates in religion and ethics.

extra curricular

The Religious Education curriculum area offers a number of opportunities for the students to enrich their studies, both in school and on a number of interesting school trips and visits. Visits have included The Tate modern, Interfaith Hillingdon, Rome and The Vatican City. We also offer a Reflection Space during lunchtimes.  For more information on this, please see Reflection Space in SMSC.