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Contact details:
Name : Mrs H Harrison
Position : Director: Values Curriculum
Email address : hha@selbyhigh.co.uk


Curriculum Intent

  • To promote consideration for a spiritual dimension to life
  • To enable students to adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religion
  • For students to explore religions and beliefs, reflect upon fundamental questions, engage with them intellectually and respond personally
  • To encourage students to reflect upon and develop their own values, opinions and attitudes
  • To enhance spiritual and moral development and to contribute to the health and wellbeing of all students
  • To promote understanding of different cultures locally, nationally and in the wider world
  • To contribute to social and community cohesion

KS3

In year 7 students study:

  • What does it mean to believe?
  • What is so radical about Jesus?
  • What sense does it make to believe in … Hinduism
  • Being Sikh and British
  • What happens when we die?

In year 8 students study:

  • Being Buddhist
  • Why does suffering exist?
  • Does living biblically mean obeying the Bible?
  • Humanity and Holy Week
  • Being Muslim

KS4

In year 9 students studying the full course will explore the following topics over three years:

  • Christianity: Beliefs and Teachings
  • Christianity: Practices
  • Islam: Beliefs and Teachings
  • Islam: Practices
  • Religion, family and relationships
  • Religion and Life
  • Religion Peace and Conflict
  • Religion and Crime and Punishment

Clubs / Extra Curricular Activities, visits and trips

For non option students the KS4 LD curriculum allows students to explore issues ethically and morally. The RE curriculum is also further supported by the content delivered in drop down days, assemblies and also form time learning via ‘Thought for the Week’.

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