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Wigan Agreed Syllabus for RE 2007

July 6, 2017

Its aims are child-centred as well as academic: enabling students to acquire and develop knowledge, understanding and awareness of Christianity and the other principal religions represented in Great Britain; affirming, encouraging, nurturing and challenging students on their spiritual journey…

Religious education makes a significant contribution to students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It provides them with opportunities to explore ultimate questions and ethical issues and enables them to appreciate their own and others’ beliefs and cultures and how these impact on individuals, communities, societies and cultures. Religious education seeks to develop students’ awareness of themselves and others. It is a key subject in combating prejudice and discrimination;

it promotes community cohesion through understanding others’ perspectives and deeply held convictions. It celebrates common values and diversity and enables people to affirm one another or disagree with others respectfully. It helps people of all religious and non-religious backgrounds to feel included in society

It has the usual 2 attainment targets, attitudes, cross-curricular aspects

There’s stuff for EYFS.

KS1 is based on festivals.

KS2 has some repetition but also flexibility.

There are levelled tasks.

The Christmas story emphasises women – Elisabeth and Mary.

Holy Week services are limited to the protestant.

The Old Testament seems reduxced to ‘sstories Jesus heard.’ (which dopn’t appear in the SOW for Judaism).

Sp. ‘Meet some of the prople invoklved ‘

KS3 includes Jesus: fact or fiction?  Also the arts and famous Christians like Nicky Cruz.Then there’s ethical issues which used to appear in KS4 (that has to follow an exam course).

It’s online here

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