Religious Education

The RE Curriculum

Religious Education is given in accordance with the Norfolk Agreed Syllabus, a copy of which may be viewed at the school on request.  Students are encouraged in a variety of ways to explore and respond to life around them and to help them form their own views.  Pupils are taught the knowledge, skills and understanding through studying Christianity, Buddhism, Sikhism and Humanism and revisiting Hinduism, Islam and Judaism.  Pupils cover topics such as beliefs and concept, rights and responsibilities and sciences and religion.  Parents wishing to withdraw their child from Religious Education are invited to discuss the matter with the Headteacher.  In addition to covering the content of the required syllabuses, the RE department considers the following to be of particular importance – how to think critically, how to empathise (understand other people’s position and views sympathetically) and to encourage them to become independent learners.

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Visiting speakers from the local faith community to talk about key moral issues

Contact Details

Mrs T. Burkert – Head of RE

Revision Books

GCSE Religious Studies: Philosophy and Applied Ethics for OCR B Revision Guide, Hodder Education ISBN 978-1-444-11071-5

GCSE Exam Board

OCR Philosophy and Applied Ethics Full Course J621, Short Course J121

GCSE Controlled Conditions

There is no controlled Assessment in RE, it is 100% exam at the end of Year 11. There are Four 1 hour exams for the Full Course, and two 1 hour exams for the Short Course.

Useful Links

BBC Bite size

OCR Website for past papers