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West Berkshire Locally Agreed Syllabus

Religious Education 2 year cycle

The aims of RE


Learn ABOUT religion by

• acquiring and developing knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other principal religions represented in Great Britain

• developing an understanding of the influence of beliefs, values and traditions on individuals, communities, societies and cultures.


Learn FROM religion by

• developing a positive attitude towards other people, respecting their right to hold beliefs different from their own and towards living in a society of diverse religions

• developing the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues with reference to the teachings of the principal religions represented in Great Britain

• enhancing their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development by:

- developing awareness of the fundamental questions of life raised by human experiences, and how religious teachings can relate to them

- responding to such questions with reference to the teachings and practices of religions and to their understanding and experience

- reflecting on their own beliefs, values and experiences in the light of their study.