Welcome to RE
Religious Education at The Long Eaton School is about much more than learning facts about different religions; it is about every aspect of our lives. All our students from Years 7 to 11 study Religious Education, covering a wide variety of religious, philosophical and ethical topics, where students are encouraged to develop their own conclusions.
In helping our students engage with the issues that Religious Education raises, we use a variety of different strategies. We use lots of discussion, video clips, role-play, ICT and games in our lessons, as well as taking students on trips and welcoming guest speakers to help students to empathise with the views of others and develop clarity and confidence in their own opinion.
Key Stage 3
In Years 7 and 8 students explore a variety of religious, philosophical and ethical themes through the Humanities programme, such as inspiring people, Christianity and sacred spaces.
Key Stage 4
At Key Stage 4 RE provision is integrated into Life Skills lessons, registration periods and assemblies, as part of the Student Development curriculum. Students look at a range of religious, philosophical and ethical issues from Christian, Buddhist and non-religious views and are encouraged to develop their own opinion about these. Students who wish to study full course GCSE in RE can opt for this and will complete the course at the end of Year 11.