R.E. Key Stage 3

Religious Education Key Stage 3

Welcome to the humanities department; at Stretford High, we deliver a combined Humanities programme consisting of Geography, History and Religious studies. Our aim is to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world in which we live.

Students have two forty-five minute lessons each week as part of their Humanities curriculum. Links between the three subjects are identified and embraced in the amalgamated humanities programme of study. All programmes meet the requirements of the national curriculum.

Year 7

Year 7 curriculum overviewTopicUnit content
PR1Who is God?

Can places hold their significance years on?
Natures of God, different types of belief, monothiesm vs polythiesm, Evil and suffering, Religious experience, Humanism

Sacred ground, Mahabodhi Temple, the journey of Hajj, the significance of Lourdes, Jerusalem as a centre of faith or conflict
PR2What is reality?

Heroes of today and yesterday
The journey of the Buddha, wealth vs contentment, suffering, detachment, morality, meditation and truth.

Guru Nanak, Khalsa, sewa and langar, Prophet Muhammad and Aisha, Moses and everyday heroes.


Year 8

Year 8 curriculum overviewTopicUnit Content
PR1Can there be peace without conflict?

Was Jesus a radical?
Forgiveness, justice, just war theory, Greater and lesser jihad, Israel-Palestine conflict, The 'Troubles', WMD's.

Jesus's life, incarnation, man or God, Jewish messiah, miracles and Jesus' death
PR2What is really out there?

What are the humanist values?
Near death experiences, the afterlife, religion vs athiesm, resurrection, reincaration, rebirth, mind, body and soul.

Humanist values, absence of God and it's effect on a person's life, challenging death, purposeless universe and morality


Year 9

Year 9 curriculum overviewTopicUnit content
PR1What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?

Medical ethics.
Being Muslim in Britain, media representation of Muslims, believing, belonging and behaving in Islam, Sunni and Shia split and women's rights

Abortion, genetic engineering, euthanasia, organ transplantation, animal rights, drug abuse
PR2The Big Questions.

How should we treat criminals?
Original sin, homosexuality, Human rights (UN), stewardship and it's role in religion

Changing face of punishment, rehabiliation vs deterrent, corporal punishment, capital punishment