Religious Education

The main aim of RE at Prenton High School is to inspire and challenge pupils to engage with life’s big questions, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to face life’s challenges about belief, moral and ethical questions.

The RE Learning Journey provides a general overview of what students will cover in this subject.

View the RE Learning Journey.

RE enables pupils to make informed and thoughtful personal responses. Learning from experience and religion also enables them to engage with, analyse, interpret and critically evaluate the views of others, including religious believers. Through this critical thinking, pupils will learn to recognise that people see things in different ways and respect the right of others to hold views that are different from their own.

Table of topics

Year 7  Year 8 Year 9 
  • A-Z of Religions and Beliefs
  • Study of Judaism
  • Study of Christianity
  • Study of Islam
  • Study of Hinduism
  • Rites of Passage
  • Study of Buddhism
  • Non-Religious Worldviews
  • Religion as a Source of Conflict
  • Ultimate Questions: Evil and Suffering; Life after Death, Religion versus Science, Miracles
  • Ethics: Animal Rights, Abortion
  • Religion, Human Rights and Justice

GCSE Religious Studies aims to deepen students’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity and Islam whilst also allowing them to study a range of ethical issues and a range of religious perspectives on them. This includes issues such as prejudice, war and violence, relationships, crime and punishment and matters of life and death. Students are encouraged to relate these themes and differences to their own lives and well as developing a societal and global view.

We aim to equip all students with the ability to think for themselves and to be open minded to other points of view. GCSE Religious Studies offers opportunities for students to further develop their skills in verbal and written communication, analysis of scriptural texts, as well as the ability to craft, evaluate and justify an argument.

Table of topics

Year 10 Year 11

Component 1:

Christianity: Beliefs, Teachings and Practices

Component 2:

  • Theme E: Religion, Crime and Punishment
  • Theme A: Relationships and Families

Component 1:

Islam: Beliefs, Teachings and Practices

Component 2:

  • Theme B: Religion and Life
  • Theme D: Religion, Peace
AQA A GCSE Religious Studies 

Paper 1: The Study of Religions: Christianity and Islam

Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes

50% of qualification 

Paper 2: Thematic Studies 

Written examination: 1 hour 

50% of qualification


Mr D Major | Subject Leader Humanities | NQT, RQT
Mrs S Close | Subject Leader PSHE | PSE | RE
Mrs J Simpson | Teacher of RE | PSE
Mrs J Povall | Teacher RE

GCSE Religious Studies video