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Religious Education

What's the point of RE? 

The point of Religious Education lessons is to help learners appreciate what it is that inspires ordinary people to ‘love God’ and to avoid ‘being selfish’ and ‘self-centred’. What is it that people live by and live for? What is it that makes people happy? In Religious Education lessons the deepest values of human life are shared and discussed


At Braidwood we seek to learn from faith and to learn about religious traditions whilst :

 Developing Creativity   How should we imagine and express what matters?

 Developing Compassion  How and why should we care?

 Developing Choice   What should we stand for?

 Developing Community  How and where should we contribute and relate to others?

 Developing Commitment  What ventures should we undertake?


 Developing Contemplation   How do we come to understand what matters?

Key Stage 3 Curriculum 

The curriculum presents a wide range of choice to teachers and learners. It is differentiated for attainment levels and allows maximum progress and interest.


AUTUMN TERM   Pre-Entry and Entry learners        Entry, Foundation and Intermediate learners Intermediate, Higher and Advanced learners
     YEAR                  7  
  • Belonging
  • Being thankful
  • Being modest and listening to others
  • Asking questions, looking for answers
  • Buddhism and the path to self improvement
  • Creativity and happiness
  • Saying thank you
  • Religion in Birmingham
  • What is worship?
      YEAR                   8    
  • Living by rules
  • Good and bad choices
  • Compassion
  • Giving and receiving
  • Christmas gifts
  • Caring for others
  • Generosity
  • Hopes for the future
  • Loyalty
  • All in the mind
  • Forgiveness
      YEAR                   9     
  • Sharing
  • Caring for others
  • Coming together
  • Christians at Christmas
  • Fairness and faith
  • Harmony
  • Who are you?
  • Sacrifice
  • Is joy a choice or a feeling?
   SPRING         TERM        Pre-Entry and Entry            learners              Entry, Foundation and               Intermediate learners  

 Intermediate, Higher and

Advanced learners  

     YEAR                    7   
  • Courage
  • Doing the right thing
  • Friendship
  • Being fair and just
  • Belonging
  • Listening to others
  • Love and forgiveness
  • Suffering and compassion 
  • Can one person change the world?
  • Who am I?

    YEAR                   8

  • Community
  • Caring for our world
  • Love and forgiveness
  • Community
  • Honesty
  • Listening to others          
  • Religion and the media
  • Sacred art     

    YEAR                   9

  •  Faith and fairness
  • Being responsible
  • Remembering roots
  • Loyalty
  • Remembering roots
  • What is courage?
  • Suffering and mercy 
  • Creation
  • Is God real? 



       Pre-Entry and Entry                          learners 
                 Entry, Foundation and   
               Intermediate learners
      Intermediate, Higher and

Advanced learners  

      YEAR                    7
  • Special places, people and times
  • Looking forward
  • Finding out
  • Honesty
  • Influences and choices
  • Rules to live by
  • The beauty of creation
  • Being human
  • Decisions
      YEAR                    8
  • Changing and improving
  • Imagining God
  • Choice
  • Living your beliefs
  • Thankfulness
  • Faith and the arts
  • Is there anything else?
  • Extremism
      YEAR                 9
  • Faith and honesty
  • Courage
  • Hopes and the future
  • Expressing joy
  • The Lord's prayer
  • Valuing knowledge
  • Our life journey
  • Evil and suffering
  • What does money bring?