Religious Education should foster in pupils a reflective approach to life and enable and enrich this process through the study of living faiths. Our study of the subject acknowledges the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian whilst taking account of the teachings and practices of the other principle religions represented in the country.
Through one lesson a week for Forms 1 to 3 Religious Education at Ditcham Park seeks to develop the following:-
Respect for oneself, other people and the world about us.
A critical open-mindedness towards ideas and beliefs and ways of seeing life.
Tolerance towards values, responses and ways of life, different from one’s own.
A questioning interest in other people’s beliefs and traditions.
Discerning the relevance of spiritual and moral questions.
Interpretation and Analysis
Attainment Targets in Religious Education:
- AT1 Exploring and Responding to Human Experience
- AT2 Investigating the Religious Traditions
Key Stage Three Teaching Content:
- Form 1 Worship and Symbolism
- Form 2 Rites of Passage
- Form 3 Life, Death and Medical Ethics
- Form 1 Sacred Writings and Beliefs
- Form 2 Marriage
- Form 3 Science v Religion
- Form 1 Festivals and Pilgrimage
- Form 2 Wealth and Charity/Poverty
- Form 3 Prejudice Discrimination and Genocide