Why study RE? RE is not about learning facts and figures it is about connecting with people, life and the things that matter to us.
Religious belief attempts to provide answers for the big, ‘ultimate questions’ such as, why are we born, why do we suffer, what happens to us when we die?
“I try to make sense of things… There must be a reason that I am as I am.” Andrew Martin (from the film Bicentennial Man)
Through your RE lessons at Ralph Sadleir you will have the opportunity to develop many essential and transferable skills.
* Enquiry – finding out and understanding new concepts
* Independence – developing your own answers and opinions regarding puzzling issues
* Resilience – listening to others, reflecting on their ideas and developing your own in response
* Confidence – learning to structure both your speaking and your writing to best communicate your ideas
* Curiosity – developing an interest in a range of beliefs and actions and their impact.
“Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open.” (Thomas Dewar)
In RE lessons at Ralph Sadleir you will get the opportunity to investigate aspects of the six main world religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Buddhism). You will explore how these religions attempt to answer difficult, puzzling questions and how these beliefs are linked to action.
“A friendly study of the world’s religions is a sacred duty.” (Mahatma Gandhi)
For an overview of our units of work – please visit the Curriculum tab on this website.
RE lessons are active and relevant, providing many opportunities for group work, discussion, role play, and structured writing. We include opportunities to use real life examples of the impact of religious belief and action (see Humanities in the News). Through the skills we develop and the topics covered students are well prepared for their continuing study of RE at Freman College.
To visit our ‘Humanities in the News’ webpage – click here.
If you would like more information regarding our Religious Education curriculum, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org