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The importance of Religious Education

Religious education provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. It develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, other principal religions, other religious traditions, and other world views that offer answers to these challenging questions. It offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development. It enhances pupils’ awareness and understanding of religions and beliefs, teachings, practices and forms of expression, as well as of the influence of religion on individuals, families, communities and cultures.

Link to the National Curriculum for RE

Link to the new National Curriculum for RE at Key Stage 3

Link to the QCA schemes of work for RE at Key Stages 1 and 2

Link to the QCA schemes of work for RE at Key Stage 3

Link to the National Curriculum in Action site for RE

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Publication date: 23rd March 2008 Withdrawal date: ---
Created: 23rd March 2008 Last updated: 24th March 2008 11:36
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