Welcome to Religious Education
What is the purpose of Religious Studies at Meden School?
- Students gain a better understanding of the people that live in our world
- Students answer challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.
- Students have knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and world views, enabling them to develop their ideas, values and identity.
- Studying RE should prepare our students for modern day life in Britain, by increasing awareness of the different religions and beliefs held by people living in Britain.
- Students recognise the similarities and differences which exists within and between communities.
- Students investigate and respond to questions posed by, and responses offered by some of the sources of wisdom found in religions and world views.
- Students reflect on the impact of religions and world views on contemporary life locally, nationally and globally.
- Students develop and explain their ideas about how beliefs and practices influence individuals and communities
- Students express using their personal reflections and critical responses to questions and teachings about identity, diversity, meaning and value
- Students have a better understanding, acceptance, respect and tolerance of groups similar to and different to themselves
- Students are given the opportunity to discuss life’s big questions
- Pupils should gain and deploy the skills needed to interpret and evaluate evidence, texts and sources of wisdom or authority.
- Through the teaching of RE British Values will be actively promoted.
- Pupils are made aware that within religious groups there are differences and are not taught to stereotype religious groups