Religion and Citizenship

Mr S J Cooper

Head of Learning

Mr S J Cooper
Miss. R Day
Miss. S Brennan

Department Vision

The department believes that through the correct exploration and delivery of Religion & Citizenship and British Values, the students will gain a better understanding of the world and their place within it, in order that they achieve a richer and more fulfilling life.

Students' progress and continual deeper spiritual, moral, social, and cultural understanding of the world, both in terms of the physical and metaphysical, is at the heart of all lesson delivery. Therefore, it is every teacher's duty to deliver appropriate learning opportunities to expand pupils' awareness, as well as to assess and monitor progression throughout every lesson.

We are a very creative and dynamic department, at the forefront of defining and delivering personalised learning programmes which aim to benefit both student and whole school by nurturing self-sufficient, considerate, and confident students who are happy, stable, and capable of functioning and succeeding in all areas of the curriculum, society, and the world.


RE Cit Delivery 01

RE Cit Delivery 02


KS3: Once a term, focusing on skills

KS4: Once a term, focusing on GCSE style knowledge and skills

KS5: Twice every 4 weeks (1 per class teacher), focusing on AS and A2 knowledge and skills


KS3: Once per term; a research project based on the topic

KS4: Once per term; a research project based on the scheme of work

KS5: Once a week; an exam writing skill (Thinking Map) based on the assessed question

External Assessments:

GCSE 2017

AQA Religious Studies 40551 (Specification B) Religious Studies (Specification B) Unit 1: Religion & Citizenship (1hr 30mins)

AQA Religious Studies 40551 (Specification B) Religious Studies (Specification B) Unit 2: Religion & Life Issues (1hr 30mins)

GCSE 2020 onwards

AQA GCSE RELIGIOUS STUDIES 8062: 2 Papers (1hr 45mins each)

AS & A2 2015 - 2017

AQA Religious Studies RSS03 Unit C Philosophy of Religion (1hr 15mins)

AQA Religious Studies RSS04 Unit D Religion, Philosophy and Science (1hr 15mins)

AQA Religious Studies RST3A Unit 3A Religion and Ethics (1hr 30 mins)

AQA Religious Studies RST4A Unit 4A Life, Death and Beyond (1hr 30mins)

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