Life, Religion and Ethics (LRE)
Intent: The Big Ideas in LRE at AHS
- To know Christianity is the main religious tradition in the UK and to know key Christian beliefs and practices.
- To know about two world religions Islam and Hinduism and to understand main beliefs and practices for followers of these religions because Britain is a diverse community.
- To compare and contrast Christian key beliefs with religious beliefs from other religious traditions to promote tolerance & respect.
- To consider big ethical and philosophical questions in life from religious and non-religious viewpoints to develop an understanding of the world in which we live.
- To develop and articulate (written and verbal) personal viewpoints and a respect of different views and to think critically about big issues.
How the LRE curriculum contributes to the school’s curriculum intent
- Knowledge is developed about key Christian beliefs and practices and the key beliefs and practices in Islam and Hinduism (KS3 only). Knowledge about big ethical and philosophical questions: relationships, role of family, abortion, euthanasia, origins of the universe, origin of people, environmental and animal rights issues, reasons for crime, aims of punishment, death penalty, human rights, social justice, prejudice & discrimination, wealth & poverty.
- Vocabulary rich through exposure to subject specific vocabulary to describe the nature of God and key concepts in Christianity and Islam (sanctity of life, equality, prejudice & discrimination, freedom, predestination, stewardship, etc and applied in extended writing AHS Big Writes.
- Aspiration through challenging subject matter and difficult religious & ethical concepts. Challenge through critical and evaluative thinking and extended writing; critical thinking. Formative feedback to support the culture of improvement – always can improve our work, knowledge and learning.
- Character building through study and evaluation of ethical and philosophical questions/issues contributing to SMSC and pupils who understand and begin to make sense the world around them as LRE curriculum is linked to real life themes & issues. Resilience & mental toughness through the climate for learning in the LRE classroom: can do culture, learn from mistakes, DIRT time & meta-cognition.
- Love learning as pupils study engaging, real life themes which develop critical thinking. Deep human questions are tackled to engage and foster love of learning. Teaching methods use a range of techniques to engage pupils and foster a love of learning. Challenge is promoted through deep learning to develop pride in achievement to develop confidence, self-belief and inspiration to learn more.
Knowledge Organisers – Autumn Term
Learning Journeys 2022 – 2023