Whether you consider yourself religious or not, or whether you have a positive or negative opinion about religion - it is a certain fact that religion plays a huge part in our world. Studying Religious Education at school allows pupils to develop respect for other cultures and religions, as well as building critical thinking skills, developing empathy and learning how to speak thoughtfully and consider moral issues.

Religious Education is studied throughout every year here at Greenwood Academy. The following topics are studied throughout KS3 and Ks4;

Year 7

  • Images of God
  • Pilgrimage
  • Jesus
  • Miracles
  • Religious Festivals

Year 8

  • The Creation of the World
  • The Holocaust
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Introduction to Buddhism

Year 9

  • Crime and Punishment
  • Relationships and Families
  • Peace and Conflict
  • Does God really exist?

KS4 - Year 10 and 11

GCSE Religious Studies - AQA Specification A

Course Demands

Component 1 : The Study of Religion

Buddhism & Christianity in depth

(50% of the GCSE - Written Exam - 1hr 45 minutes)

Component 2 : Thematic Study

Religion, Crime & Punishment

Religion, Relationships & Families

Religion, Peace & Conflict

The Existence of God and Revelation

(50% of the GCSE- Written Exam - 1hr 45 minutes)