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St Hugh’s A Church of England Academy

Creativity Responsibility Wisdom

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RE at St Hugh’s is taught in line with the Statement of Entitlement from the Church of England. Students study RE once per week across key stages 3 and 4.

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ks3 curriculum

At key stage 3, student focus their studies on the following key questions:

Year 7

  • What is religion?
  • What do people celebrate and why?
  • What is the Trinity and why does it matter to Christians? 
  • How did the universe begin?
  • How do Hebrew scriptures shape Jewish beliefs?

Year 8

  • What do Muslims believe about God?
  • What are the key beliefs and practices of Islam?
  • What is sin and why does it matter to Christians?
  • How do humans deal with suffering?
  • What do religions say is a 'good' life?

During key stage 3, students travel to a range of religious buildings (Church, Mosque, Gurdwara, Temple) and have the opportunity to speak to faith practitioners from Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Hinduism. 

ks3 assessment

At key stage 3 assessment takes place using the online platform ‘Socrative’, and happens at the end of each half term. This online platform assesses a range of skills and knowledge learnt in the classroom.

ks4 curriculum

At key stage 4 students study the AQA Religious Studies specification (8260.  Students study eight units across the three years of the course:

  • Christianity - Key Beliefs and Jesus Christ
  • Christianity - Practices
  • Islam - Key Beliefs
  • Islam - Practices
  • Religion, Relationships and Families
  • Religion and Life
  • Religion, Peace and Conflict
  • Religion, Crime and Punishment

As part of their weekly RE lesson, all students study the short course GCSE (comprising four units from the list above) and from 2019 onwards all students will study the full course GCSE. 


ks4 assessment

At key stage 4 assessment takes the form of mock exam questions to familiarise students with the content of GCSE Religious Studies. At the end of terms 2, 4 and 6 students will sit a full mock exam in line with the academy’s assessment schedule.