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RE & Citizenship - KS4


All students study RE in KS4. Those who opt for GCSE RS will follow the EDUCAS specification; a new GCSE 9/1 qualification first examined in 2017. This course involves contemporary issues such as abortion, euthanasia, crime and punishment, Human Rights, relationships and environmental issues. As with all new RS GCSE courses, the beliefs and practices of two faiths are also studied. At Broadgreen International School we currently study Christianity and Islam.

Pupils express how much they enjoy the topics we cover as well as the atmosphere that we work so hard to create within our classroom. RE at KS4 helps our students to;

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of religious beliefs and how human experiences affect the way people live their lives.
  • Adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to their studies.
  • Enhance their personal, social and cultural development.
  • Reflect on and develop their own values, opinions and attitudes to topics we cover.

Our core course RE lessons at key stage 4 provide the forum for much discussion, debate, self-analysis and reflection. It is during these lessons that our students are prepared for the outside world whilst they reassess their personal views and beliefs. They are encouraged to examine the decisions they make, the relationships they have in order to develop into well rounded young citizens who make a difference to the communities in which they live.



The core RE curriculum offers students the opportunity to engage with a number of contemporary and philosophical issues, exploring their own ideas as well as considering a range of other world views.

  • Issues of life & death
  • Questions about life after death
  • Environmental issues & stewardship
  • Human Rights & the Holocaust
  • Wealth & poverty
  • The nature of truth
  • Issues of good and evil
  • Crime & punishment
  • Religion & state