Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 Religious Studies

Religious Studies at KS3 is a varied and thought provoking course designed to encourage students to adopt an open and questioning attitude, whilst developing respect for other cultures and different points of view.

To assess these skills, as well as student knowledge, work is marked according to two Attainment Targets:

  • AT1 - Learning about Religion:

knowledge and understanding of
religious beliefs and practices.

  • AT2 - Learning from Religion:

responding to religious beliefs and
practices from personal perspectives.


Year 7

The Year 7 Scheme of Work provides students with a broad foundation in World Religions, Philosophy & Ethics from which to develop in Years 8 & 9. Across the year students study:

  • Sacred texts
  • Ministry of Jesus
  • People of Faith
  • Holy Week
  • Places of Worship

Year 8

Builds on Year 7 learning with in-depth studies of:

  • Rites of passage in Islam
  • Birth of the Early Church
  • Religious Persecution- looking at the Holocaust and the work of Martin Luther King.
  • Sikhism
  • Pilgrimage
  • Pupils also debate issues of prejudice and ingnorance. They also discuss the realities of living in a multi-cultural society.

Year 9

In Year 9 Students return to Philosophical thought with units on:

  • Buddhism
  • Wealth & Poverty
  • Relationships
  • Ultimate Questions
  • Hinduism