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Year 7 Religious Education

What will my child study in RE during Year 7?

In Year 7 students explore and respond to aspects of human experience, and investigate religious traditions of the main world religions.  This follows a programme of study set out in the Living Difference IV: Agreed RE Syllabus (2021).

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Why is coming together with others so important to us?


Ultimate reality

What is God like?


How did life and the universe start?



Why do we show love to others?


Why and how do we celebrate?



How do we use symbols to communicate important ideas and beliefs?

How will my child be assessed and how will I know how well they are doing in RE in Year 7?

  • Three assignments over the year will be assessed.

What homework will my child be expected to do in Year 7 in RE?

  • In RE, students are expected to complete homework approximately twice a term, in line with school policy.

How can I support my child to do well in RE during Year 7?

  • Check that homework is being completed
  • Encourage the use of additional resources of information, for example the library, the Internet, videos, documentaries and films

What equipment may my child need in addition to the standard school equipment?

  • In addition to standard equipment expected for all lessons, colouring pencils, pencils and a 30cm ruler will also be needed. Highlighters are recommended

By the end of the year, what would an 'expert' be able to do in RE?

  • At the ‘emerging level’ students are able to identify the main ideas in the course content.
  • At the ‘improving level’ students show they can describe and explain the areas covered in the course content.
  • At the ‘higher level’ students show they can offer thoughtful personal responses and be able to compare and contrast different viewpoints on areas covered in the course content.

My child is struggling during the course, what additional help is available to help them keep up?

  • Lessons are designed to build knowledge and skills so that all students can progress
  • Work is differentiated in lessons to reflect the needs of all students
  • Students are given the chance to practice writing skills and to revise before assessments after which they will receive formative feedback
  • The BBC Bitesize Religious Education Key Stage 3 website and SAM Learning can be very useful in helping students consolidate their learning outside of the classroom

Updated September 2023