Religious Education - Curriculum Vision
Head of Department - Ceri Warwick-Ittu
Curriculum Map: RE Curriculum.pdf
Religious Education is a complex field of study that looks at what it means to be a spiritual, moral, social, cultural and intellectual human. It occupies a significant space within the curriculum because the knowledge gained here is unquestionably powerful for the wider curriculum within formal education and beyond. This is achieved through a well-sequenced, systematic, knowledge-rich study of religion, philosophy and ethics. It can be said that RE is the well from which all other subjects drink from. RE is about getting beyond the face value of a belief, practice or thought.
At AAA students of all ages feel safe to challenge what they know by studying a curriculum that may expose tensions, paradoxes and controversies between and within religion. Conversely, RE privileges what is unknown, the transcendent. Awe and wonder has inspired sacred creativity, propelled humans into space and continues to drive curiosity without the guarantee of reward. Students are inspired to question ancient and modern views of the how and the why of human experience by debating what it is moral and questioning who decides.
At AAA, we do all this whilst acknowledging the importance of faith and practice.
Theism, awe and wonder, the transcendent, sacred texts as sources of authority (Bible, Qur’an), sacred texts as creative expressions of faith (poetry, Vedas), right to life, creation, life after death, miracles, religious founders/leaders/prophets, incarnation/avatars/prophets.
Story telling, oral tradition, parable.