Our curriculum intent applies to all our young people, regardless of background, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or ability. As a school, and department, we are absolutely committed that the opportunities we plan for and implement ensure that each student can reach and exceed their potential.
Our young people will develop a life-long love of learning of Religious Education through the systematic enquiry into significant human questions based on religions and world views, enabling them to develop their ideas, values and identities as well as developing relevant skills needed to reflect on and think critically about those questions, through expert delivery in Religious Education lessons.
All students at Wyvern Academy are, without exception, entitled to a world-class religious education that is holistic, ambitious and aspirational by covering different aspects of the subject to open the world to them through the love of Religious Education.
It is vital that we prepare our young people so that they are empowered to become engaged positive and respectful members of society through a dedicated focus on developing them as professional learners; with a deep understanding of their own beliefs and values so that they can respect the religious and cultural differences of others, and contribute to a cohesive and compassionate society.
Literacy and numeracy skills are infused throughout our curriculum allowing pupils to focus on the precise technical language and skills needed to make sense and interact with the numerous texts sources of wisdom and authority and other evidence we study.
We are responsible for ensuring our young people are confident to pursue ambitious next steps in religious education, employment or training which will support their future careers through introducing careers related to religious education, the importance of the wide range of transferrable skills that are used in religious studies and how these can be used by young people in their future learning or career.
Knowledge and skills:
Through our curriculum, students:
- Build a depth of knowledge and understanding of religion and beliefs and how religious education concepts and skills link between topics such as the impact that religion and non-religious beliefs can have for individuals, local, national and global communities, including the impact beliefs and practices have on wider current and political affairs.
- Develop confidence in communication skills and have opportunity to critically question and debate through evaluating beliefs and ethical issues, considering different viewpoints and debating big questions such as can religion and science mix, what does it mean to be human, is religion changing in the 21st century and is it disappearing in modern Britain.
- Develop a love of reading and the skills to read fluently, having opportunity to explore wider significant and exclusive texts in Religious Education.
- Learn to self-regulate and work independently as well as collaboratively in Religious Education such as through undertaking of enquiry and investigating issues through a variety of mediums such as artefacts, art, poetry, symbolism and interpreting religious language
- Learn about religion and beliefs in modern Britain through developing concepts of beliefs, teaching and examining sources, which explore the impact on how people live their lives and how individuals and cultures express their beliefs and values through many different forms.
- Will have the opportunity for deep thinking in how religious teachings can be applied to contemporary moral issues such as euthanasia, abortion, abuse of the world and the use of capital punishment. They will know how religious organisations support the global problems of injustice and poverty and link religious teachings to these issues. Students will be able to confidently articulate justified opinions on issues giving personal, religious and non-religious views.