The RE Department at The Wilnecote School aims to inspire students whilst developing an intellectual curiosity about current affairs and ethical issues, as well as philosophical questions and religious and cultural beliefs. We do this by exploring a range of topics such as “Is war ever right?”, “How should society respond to evil?” and what is the best way to mark significant points in one’s life journey. Lessons contain a rich variety of sources which include case studies, personal testimony, photographs, written text, video clips and debating skills. Students delve into the issue of how societies decide what is right and wrong and the need to evaluate critically the views of others. Students are also taught to recognise the complex relationships that exist between political, religious and secular authorities.
A variety of skills are practised in lessons and cross curricular links are made with lessons such as Science, Maths, English and ICT to enable students to deepen their understanding further.
In key stage 3 students study 3 hours of Humanities on their timetable – one hour for each of our subject areas; Geography, History and Religious Education.
Students are offered Geography, History and Religious Studies (Religion and Ethics) as optional subjects at Key Stage 4.