Life, Religion and Ethics (LRE)

Intent: The Big Ideas in LRE at AHS

  1. To know Christianity is the main religious tradition in the UK and to know key Christian beliefs and practices.
  2. 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.
  3. To compare and contrast Christian key beliefs with religious beliefs from other religious traditions to promote tolerance & respect.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

‘Learning LRE helps us explore different beliefs and practices, giving us a deeper understanding of society from different perspectives.’