Religious Education

CCC_REReligious Education provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. It develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, other principal religions, other religious traditions, and other world views that offer answers to these challenging questions. It offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development. It enhances awareness and understanding of religions and beliefs, teachings, practices and forms of expression, and of the influence of religion on individuals, families, communities and cultures.

Teaching Staff
Mrs S Clunie Teacher, Second in Humanities Faculty
Mrs L Moss Teacher, Head of Humanities Faculty
Miss Sarah Zasada Assistant Headteacher
KS3 Curriculum

All students at Carterton Community College are required to study Religious Education. In Years 7, 8 and 9 students are taught in mixed ability tutor groups. All of the six major world religions are covered in KS3 including, Sikhism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Judaism. Students develop their understanding of these six religions in two skill areas; AT1 Learning about religion and AT2 Learning from religion and are assessed six times per year in a range of ways to suit all learning styles.

KS4 Qualifications

Students study the Full Course GCSE OCR Religious Studies J625

Year 10 includes the following topics:

  • Christian Beliefs and Teachings
  • Christian Practices
  • Muslim Beliefs and Teachings
  • Muslim Practices
  • Philosophy and Ethics including; Relationships and families, The existence of God, Religion, peace and conflict, Dialogue between religious and non-religious beliefs and attitudes

Year 11 students are studying the Full Course GCSE OCR Religious Studies B which includes the following topics

  • Religion and Human Relationships
  • Religion and Medical Ethics
  • Death and the Afterlife
  • Good and Evil
  • The Nature of Belief
  • Religion and Science
  • Religion, Poverty and Wealth
  • Religion, Peace and Justice.
KS5 Qualifications

At KS5 A Level Philosophy and Ethics is offered and is a hugely popular choice. We currently have a good number of students in both Year 12 and Year 13 groups.

The OCR A Level syllabus is followed for both year groups which includes topics such as those below.

  • Philosophy: Plato, Aristotle, Life After Death and The Existence of God.
  • Ethics: Natural Law, Kantian ethics, Utilitarianism and Applied Ethics on a range of topics including Genetic engineering.
SMSC / Enrichment

British Values are promoted across the range of subjects taught at RE along with a range of SMSC issues that are especially covered in RE due to the nature of the subject.

  • In Year 7 students work together in groups to create research projects on the different religions.  They also debate what types of guidance are most influential and good to help shape our ideas and actions.
  • In Year 8 students study Buddhism and get to experience how meditation can encourage spirituality.
  • Year 9 looks at Technology and how using religious views, our conscience and scientific ideas we can decide how technology is used to create and shape life in our modern world.
  • Year 10 are going to be attending a Mosque to experience what it is like to be a British Muslim.
  • In Year 11 students are doing a GCSE focused on Philosophy and Ethics across different religions and cultures. It also involves reflecting on their own beliefs and morals whilst studying each topic.
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