Religious Education



Religious Education at The Warren School is about teaching tolerance and understanding. It’s about preparing students and giving them the skill to flourish as able and qualified participants of a multi-cultural, multi-faith society. Religious Education makes a distinctive contribution to the school curriculum by developing pupils' knowledge and understanding of religion, religious beliefs, practices, language and traditions and their influence on individuals, communities, societies and cultures. It enables pupils to consider and respond to a range of important questions related to their own spiritual development, the development of values and attitudes and fundamental questions concerning the meaning and purpose of life. The RE department at The Warren School are a successful and dedicated team who are committed to the student’s enjoyment and development in Religious Studies.


At Key Stage 3 pupils study a variety of different topics. We aim to create an inclusive environment so we aim to study the majority of the major world religions over Years 7 and 8 with an open and broad perspective. In Year 7 we build on pupil’s prior knowledge and study world religions as a foundation for their study in Year 8 and beyond.

In year 7 we study the following:

  • Autumn 1 – Judaism + Festivals
  • Autumn 2 – Christianity + Festivals
  • Spring 1 – Christianity + Festivals
  • Spring 2 – Hinduism + Festivals
  • Summer 1 – Hinduism + Festivals
  • Summer 2 – Islam + Festivals

In Year 8 we take a thematic approach, looking at topics from the perspective of different religions:

  • Autumn 1 – Inspirational Leaders
  • Autumn 2 – Rites of passage
  • Spring 1 – Religion and Art
  • Spring 2 – Buddhism + Sikhism
  • Summer 1 – Evil and suffering + Philosophy of religion
  • Summer 2 – Alternative religions

In Year 9 we study:

  • Religion and Ethics
  • Citizenship
  • Then we begin the GCSE syllabus


The aim of the GCSE RE course is to challenge and equip young people to lead constructive lives in the modern world. They are encouraged to develop their imagination and become aware of the spiritual dimension and the richness that this subject offers.

Students follow a thematic study of some central questions and issues in human life and experience. It explores the relevance of religious beliefs, practices, values and traditions to these questions and issues.

In Year 9, students begin the new GCSE course by studying the content of AQA Christianity beliefs and practices, Islam beliefs and practices, relationships and families, religion and life, peace and conflict and crime and punishment.

AQA New GCSE Specification:

  • Christianity Beliefs and Practices
  • Islam Beliefs and Practices
  • Theme A – Relationships and Families
  • Theme B – Religion and Life
  • Theme D – Peace and Conflict
  • Theme E – Crime and Punishment

Future careers:

Education, journalism, law, politics, social work

GCSE Results 2019

Congratulations to the Year 11 students on achieving 52% grades 9-4.

GCSE Results 2020

Congratulations to the Year 11 students on achieving 53% grades 9-4

GCSE Results 2021

Congratulations to the Year 11 students on achieving 61% grades 9-4.

Extra Curricular

At key stage 3 pupils will be set homework every other week and are expected to take around 30 minutes to complete this work.

At Key Stage 4 pupils will be set homework every other week and are expected to take around 1 hour to complete this work.

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