How Religious Education contributes to the Curriculum
Through Religious Education students learn about the religions and worldviews that are shaping the world in which we live, and reflect on their personal responses to the issues we encounter.
GCSE board and A level board studied
GCSE Exam Board: Pearson
You can find the current GCSE specification (Religious Studies B (1RB0), Christianity and Islam) here
Students are able to continue studying Ethics at A Level – You can find out more about A Level Philosophy and Ethics at Dereham Sixth Form here
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
- Glossary – Islam
- Glossary – Christianity
- 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 RE
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 RE
- 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 RE
Head of Department:
Mr. S. Oldfield, B.A. (Hons), P.G.C.E., N.P.Q.H.
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.
Mrs. Y. Chapman, B.A. (Hons.), P.G.C.E.
Mrs Chapman has a B.A. Hons in Religious Studies, as well as a PGCE from the University of Oxford.
Miss. H. Rowden, B.A. (Hons), S.C.I.T.T
Miss Rowden has a BA (HONS) degree and her PGCE/NQTS: Teacher Training in Religious Education at Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT.
Miss. A. Stenner B.A. (Hons.), P.G.C.E
Miss Stenner has a BA Hons Geography and International Development and a PGCE from the University of East Anglia. She is also a UN Climate Change Accredited Teacher.