The aim of Religious Education is to encourage students to become ‘world citizens’ and understand and respect the beliefs of others. Students will develop critical reflection and empathy skills in order to understand the lives of others and recognise the impact that religions and beliefs have in today’s society.
Within the World Studies Faculty at Caistor Yarborough Academy students study Religious Education at Key Stage 3 for one lesson per week.
Religious Education is taught by members of staff from within the World Studies Faculty and other enthusiastic staff from across the academy.
In addition to classroom based learning we also encourage Key Stage 3 students to take part in visits. Previous visits include the Holocaust Memorial Centre and a local church. We are hoping to expand these to allow students to experience places of worship from a greater variety of religions.
Key Stage 3
In Year 7 and Year 8 students study the six main religions: Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism and Sikhism, using the Living Faiths text books. Students will study key concepts such as beliefs, how people worship, festivals and pilgrimage. Students also study inspirational people and how different figures can influence their views and beliefs.
Key Stage 4
Students take part in several events and Drop Down days throughout the year to develop their knowledge of Religious Education. Events are linked to different religious festivals across the world and students learn the importance of accepting people from all faiths, religions and cultures