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KS3 Education

In KS3 Religious Education students develop their understanding and appreciation of religious beliefs and teachings, as well as the disciplines of ethics and the philosophy of religion.


Year 7

Year 8

Year 9


Source to Summit

Creation and Covenant

How we can see God in the world around us? How do we care for God’s creation? 

People of God

A Covenant People Old Testament

What does it mean to be a Covenant People?

Does the past matter?

Creation, religion and science.

Why do we call God ‘Creator’?

Why are we here?

How can religion and science help us to understand the world?


Prophecy and promise.

Study of holy scripture and how God is revealed through the Word.

People of God

A Covenant People The New Testament

How is Jesus the New Covenant?

Can one person change the world?

The dignity and sanctity of life.

How do we respect the sanctity of life?

Is all life sacred?


Galilee to Jerusalem

A study of Jesus in the Gospels though how he lived and the words he spoke.

Living as a Covenant People

The ten commandments and the Beatitudes.

Do we need rules?

This unit will explore the commandments and living a Christian life today.

AQA RS GCSE Introduction
Paper 2: Section 1
Judaism Beliefs and Teachings


Desert to Garden

Sacrament of the Eucharist. and the Real Presence of Jesus, a study of its origins in the Last Supper and the connection with Passover

Reconciliation and peace.

 How do we live in relationship with others?

Are there limits to forgiveness?

AQA RS GCSE Introduction
Paper 2: Section 1
Judaism Beliefs and Teachings


To the ends of the Earth

The importance of the life changing story of Pentecost and its importance for Christians today

Catholic Social Teaching: putting faith into action.

How do we meet the challenge to live justly?

How do we know what’s fair?

AQA RS GCSE Introduction
Paper 2: Section 2
Judaism Practices


Dialogue and encounter 

The development of the Catholic church and its connections with other Christina denominations

The Wider Religious World: A Study of Islam

How are Muslims called to live life?

AQA RS GCSE Introduction
Paper 2: Section 1
Judaism Practices


Career Pathways

The skills learned as part of studying Religious Education can be useful in many different jobs that require logical thought or communication of ideas and many people who study philosophy / RE go on to work in careers in law, education, politics or business.

You can watch a great series of videos of young people who are working in jobs that use Religious Studies GCSE on the BBC Bitesize website.

For examples of careers leading from this subject, click here.