Religious Education

Religious Education at Broughton follows the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus for RE – Searching for Meaning. The aim of this syllabus is to support students’ personal search for meaning by engaging enquiry into the question ‘What is it to be human?’- exploring answers offered by religion and belief.’

Studying RE helps develops a knowledge and understanding of the beliefs and values which have shaped and continue to have an important influence on the world that we live in. It 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.

Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Religious Education

Teaching and learning in RE at Broughton aims to develop curiosity, investigative and questioning skills and an enquiring mind. By exploring issues within and across faiths, pupils learn to understand different religions, beliefs, values and traditions, and their influence on individuals, communities and cultures. Our aim is to encourage pupils to think for themselves and make informed decisions about their own beliefs, values and ideals. Classroom-based learning in RE is a supplemented by visits and external speakers, giving pupils the opportunity to encounter real-life examples of what they learn in the classroom.

Religious Education Department Staff

  • Ms J Harris - Head of Humanities/Specialist Teacher of RE
  • Miss V Backhouse - Specialist Teacher of RE


Year 7 ... 2 hours per week ... approx. 72 hours

Year 8 ... 1 hour 20 minutes per week ... approx. 52 hours

Year 9 ... 1 hour 20 minutes per week ... approx. 52 hours

Year 10/11 GCSE 2/3 or 3/2 hours per week ... approx. 170 hours

Religious Education Curriculum Statement

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Religious Education Curriculum Map/Journey

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How we assess in Religious Education

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