Religious Education and Ethics at Alde Valley Academy aims to inspire in students a curiosity and fascination about the concept of religion and the world’s religious and non-religious traditions. Our curriculum is a knowledge rich, spiral curriculum which has global and cultural breadth, embracing wide diversity across ethnicity, gender, religion and community. the curriculum aids rapid impact with literacy through a systematic introduction and revisiting of new vocabulary. it helps teach pupils to interpret and argue and weigh claims, and to understand the distinctive ways in which subject traditions enquire and seek truth. It is a highly inclusive curriculum where the teaching is pacey, oral, interactive and fun.
At Alde Valley Academy we aims to ensure that all students who study RE and Ethics:
Know about and understand about a range of religions and worldviews, so that they can:
describe, explain and analyse beliefs and practices, recognising the diversity which exists within and between communities and amongst individuals;
identify, investigate and respond to questions posed, and responses offered by some of the sources of wisdom found in religions and world views;
appreciate and appraise the nature, significance and impact of different ways of life and ways of expressing meaning.
Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews, so that they can:
explain reasonably their ideas about how beliefs, practices and forms of expression influence individuals and communities;
express with increasing discernment their personal reflections and critical responses to questions and teachings about identity, diversity, meaning and value, including ethical issues;
appreciate and appraise varied dimensions of religion or a worldview.
Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews, so that they can:
find out about and investigate key concepts and questions of belonging, meaning, purpose and truth, responding creatively;
enquire into what enables different individuals and communities to live together respectfully for the wellbeing of all;
articulate beliefs, values and commitments clearly in order to explain why they may be important in their own and other people’s lives.