RE at Chaucer Religious Education at Chaucer is delivered in key stage 3 to all students.  It takes place in a carousel jointly delivered with Design Technology.  This means all students in year 7, 8 and 9 will receive an 8 week study block within each academic year. Teaching within the subject is delivered by passionate teachers embracing the underpinning principles and techniques of the TEEP cycle.

RE has been designed so all lessons are equally accessible to students irrespective of individual beliefs and faith.  Success within RE in entirely based on students ability to understand, analyse and evaluate their thoughts on the topics and issues covered.

Year 7 
Students in year 7s will look at a wide range of religions and religious beliefs, covering the 6 main world religions alongside ancient beliefs and more modern ones.  Students will consider the issue of belief and begin to develop their understanding of their own beliefs and how the beliefs people hold impact on the lives of people. 

Year 7s have 2 assessments with in their RE rotation the first looking at the students’ ability to recall religious beliefs and teachings which they have studied.  The final assessment looks at the student’s ability to reflect on what they have learned and begin to consider their own beliefs as part of an extended piece of writing.

Year 8 
Students in year 8 develop their understanding of how religion and beliefs can be seen in the modern world by looking at community cohesion, and the roles religions play in influencing society, from issues dating back to the civil rights movement to current day issues with modern conflict.  Students will consider the role that people play in how they develop individually and consider their own personal role models.

Year 8 have 2 assessments within their RE rotation these look at the students ability to reflect on learning and also consider how the world and people around them influence them.  Each assessment is in the form of an extended writing piece.

Year 9
Student in Year 9 will look at issues covering persecution, injustice and conflict.  Students will look to begin to articulate why people believe what they do and how this impacts on themselves and others.  They will look at issues of belief and conflict from historical acts of genocide, and begin to analyse the impact on religions and society as a result.  In addition, students will consider the morality of modern day issues around capital punishment, equal rights and also conflict.

Year 9 assessment looks at the student’s ability to demonstrate empathy, question people’s actions and make justifications about their thoughts and feelings on the topic studied.  Assessment in year 9 included an extended piece of writing and exam question responses.