Religious Education

Course Overview

Religion and beliefs inform our values and are reflected in what we say and how we behave. RE at The Whitehaven Academy will develop our students’ knowledge and understanding of the religions and beliefs which form part of modern society.

The programme will include topics about:

  • The ultimate meaning and purpose of life;
  • Beliefs about God;
  • The self and the nature of reality;
  • Issues of right and wrong;
  • What it means to be human

RE will develop our students’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, of other principal religions, other religious traditions and worldviews that offer answers to questions such as these. RE will also contribute to our students’ personal development and well-being and to community cohesion by promoting mutual respect and tolerance in a diverse society.

Exams and Assessment

Core RE is a non-examined subject. Students will be regularly assessed and the outcome of this will be seen in student reports.

Potential Career Routes

Religious Education will develop the following key employable skills needed in the modern workforce: putting together reasoned arguments and question assumptions; understanding the processes of change in society and its institutions; drawing together, analysing and critically evaluating information; communicating concisely, clearly and accurately with others; using ICT to research, identify and present information; managing time and taking responsibility for your own development; responding positively to critical feedback; and interpreting, using and evaluating data.

Contact Nick Wilson: [email protected]