Religious and Values Education

Why study RE?

“Religion and belief have become more visible in public life locally, nationally and internationally. The rapid pace of development in scientific and medical technologies and the environmental debate continue to present new issues which raise religious, moral and social questions. This is the context in which children and young people are growing up” DCSF, 2009

In Religious and Values Education (RAVE) we aim to encourage students to develop accurate knowledge and understanding of the six main faith traditions of the UK, whilst exploring a range of social and moral issues. In RAVE, we do not promote any particular set of beliefs or values and students of all faiths and none enjoy lessons and achieve well. The subject fosters tolerance and respect for difference in our students, a willingness to listen to views which differ from their own and the ability to think critically and develop their own, well informed views on issues relevant to modern life.

All students are offered lessons throughout Years 7-11 and sit their GCSE examinations in the summer of Year 10. Our Sixth Form students may go on to study the subject at A level. A programme of conferences including meeting with a Holocaust Survivor and a workshop on Human Rights with a speaker from Amnesty International is offered to all of our Year 12 and 13 students.