Religious Education at Oak View
Purpose of Study
At Oak View, we follow the Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus for RE. It aims to enable schools to achieve high quality Religious Education for all. RE aims to enable pupils to become religiously and theologically literate so they can engage in life in an increasingly diverse society. It is not about telling pupils what religious views they should have but rather assists them in gaining shared human understanding, developing personal identity and searching for meaning in the context of evaluating different viewpoints.
This curriculum for Religious Education aims to ensure that all pupils develop knowledge and understanding of sources of wisdom3 and their impact whilst exploring personal and critical responses.
A. Sources of wisdom and their impact
All pupils should:
• know, understand and explore the significance and impact of sacred texts, other sources of wisdom and ways of expressing meaning
• express ideas and insights about the nature of beliefs, values and practices and their impact upon the identity of individuals and communities
• recognise and explore the diversity, which exists within and between religious traditions
B. Personal and critical responses
All pupils should:
• express with increasing discernment their personal reflections, critical responses and connections to faith and belief enquiring into philosophical, moral and ethical issues
• engage with the questions and answers offered by religions and worldviews concerning ultimate questions and human responsibility
• develop the skills required to engage with others in dialogue and to cooperate in society with respect and compassion
By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.
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