At the core of Religious Education (at KS3) and Ethics and Society (at GCSE) is the study of the religions and worldviews that shape the world in which we live.
Students are equipped to develop their religious, ethical and philosophical literacy, building knowledge and understanding of a wide range of beliefs and cultures, going onto analyse and evaluate responses to the issues they encounter. Religious Education and Ethics and Society seeks to enable students to fully participate in a multicultural society.’
re & ethics curriculum map
a level philosophy curriculum map
year 7 – What is a Religion?
year 7 – Names of God
Year 7 – ‘Good Life’
Year 7 – God became human
Year 7 – existence of evil
Year 7 – Sikhism
Year 8 – authority
Year 8 – Christianity
Year 8 – creation narratives
Year 8 – Islam
Year 8 – sanctity of life
Year 8 – life after death
Year 9 – Belief in God
Year 9 – Belief in Allah
Year 9 – Living the Muslim Life
Year 10 – Crime and Punishment
Year 10 – Marriage and the Family
Year 10 – Matters of Life and Death
Year 11 – Peace and Conflict
Year 11 – Living the Christian Life
Below are a number of links to resources available to support independent learning:
- SAM Learning
- GCSE Pod
- BBC Bitesize
- BBC Religion & Ethics
- Answering Ethics and Society Questions
- Belief in God Investigation
- Belief in Allah Investigation
- Living the Muslim Life Investigation
- Living Christian Life Investigation
- Marriage and the Family Investigation
- Crime and Punishment Investigation
- Matters of Life and Death Investigation
- Peace and Conflict Investigation
- Quick Quotes
Assessment in Religious Education
Ongoing formative assessment is part of the learning cycle in lessons, along with regular diagnostic key knowledge tests, and exam-style questions part way through units and at the end of units.
Personal Development and Cultural Capital in Religious Education
- Year 7 trip to Mosque and Cathedral
- Year 8 trip to Walsingham
- Film and Philosophy Club
- CAP Money Advisers
- Local Businesses to advise on Career Opportunities
- Norfolk road Safety Team
- Norfolk Police
- Mid-Norfolk Youth for Christ
Who Teaches Religious Education
Head of Department: Mr. S. Oldfield, B.A. (Hons), P.G.C.E., N.P.Q.H.
Email: soldfield followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk
Mr Oldfield has BA hons in Philosophy and History from the University of East Anglia; a Post Graduate Certificate in Education- Religious Education (University of Bristol); and a National Professional Qualification in Headship (National College of School Leadership). Mr Oldfield also Chairs Norfolk County Council Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education.
Other Staff: Mrs. Y. Chapman, B.A. (Hons.), P.G.C.E.
Email: ychapman followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk
Mrs Chapman has a B.A. Hons in Religious Studies, as well as a PGCE from the University of Oxford.
Other Staff: Mrs. T. Sherrington, B.A.(Hons.), P.G.C.E.
Email: tsherrington followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk
Mrs Sherrington graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA (Hons) in Classics. She then took a PGCE in Secondary Education at the University of Cambridge and has since worked in a variety of schools in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Kent , teaching RE and Citizenship as well as Latin, Ancient Greek, Classical Civilisation and Ancient History, all to students ranging from Year 3 to Year 13. Alongside working full time as a teacher, she completed her Master of Education (Researching Practice) degree through the University of Cambridge, which she finished in 2019.