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Religious Education

Introduction and Aims

RE should help pupils to:

Learn about religion by

  • acquiring and developing knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other principal religions represented in Great Britain
  • developing an understanding of the influence of beliefs, values and traditions on individuals, communities, societies and cultures.

Learn from religion by

  • developing a positive attitude towards other people, respecting their right to hold beliefs different from their own and towards living in a society of diverse religions
  • developing the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues with reference to the teachings of the principal religions represented in Great Britain

Enhancing their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development by

  • developing awareness of the fundamental questions of life raised by human experiences, and how religious teachings can relate to them
  • responding to such questions with reference to the teachings and practices of religions and to their understanding and experience
  • reflecting on their own beliefs, values and experiences in the light of their study.