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‘Teach religion and worldviews instead of RE’

September 9, 2018

Religious education in England’s schools should be renamed Religion and Worldviews to reflect the diversity of modern Britain, say experts. The subject should include non-religious worldviews as well as major faiths, says the Commission on Religious Education final report. It follows research suggesting at least a quarter of schools break the law on teaching RE. Without an overhaul, the subject could wither, the authors warn. The independent Commission was set up two years ago by the Religious Education Council of...

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Results day!!!!!

August 16, 2018

Another crop of excellent results; all round A*s and A’s, plus this review from a very happy parent: “My son was struggling with this subject and by the end of year 12 was very demotivated and predicted an E grade. Rachel turned this situation around, re-ignited an interest in the subject and got him back on track. Rachel, with her experience as an examiner herself, was able to focus his attention on what was needed to do well. This resulted...

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New Religious Studies Consultant service avalible for 6th Forms & Colleges

August 16, 2018

I am a Religious Studies Teacher who is passionate about making sure students not only enjoy, but also achieve well. I am writing to tell you about the services I am offering to help improve student marks. I have been teaching OCR Religious Studies for 10 years, and for the last 3 of those I have been an examiner on the philosophy of religion component. In 2015 I was working at a Sixth Form College in Sussex teaching the AQA...

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A level grades for religious studies are good, but numbers are down nationally

July 19, 2018

RELIGIOUS education bodies have expressed deep concern over a 20 per cent drop in the number of students taking A-levels in religious studies in the UK. A-level results were published on Thursday. More than 20,000 students took A-level exams in religious studies this year — 2.5 per cent of the total number of students — down from more than 26,000 (3.1 per cent of the total) the previous year. (Numbers overall were down, though certain other subjects showed a growth...

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A school of thought: why British pupils should study philosophy

June 21, 2018

Does culture make us more human? Is desire a mark of imperfection? To prove an injustice, do you need to know what is just? These were some of questions French high-school students faced this week in the philosophy exams that children all over the country are required to sit. When the questions were tweeted by an AFP reporter, a further question was raised: should British children be doing more philosophy, too? There is already a reasonably large movement of philosophy...

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Lack of good religious education ‘leaves pupils at risk’

February 17, 2018

Do different religions have separate heavens? Where do morals come from? What is the difference between Jesus in the Bible and in other scriptures? These are just some of the questions the Religious Education Council of England and Wales (REC) says that secondary school pupils grapple with on a regular basis. But the REC is warning that a shortage of religious education teachers could contribute to religious stereotyping and discrimination, leaving pupils at risk of becoming ignorant, or bigoted. It...

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