Religious Education at The Orchard Centre is designed to provoke 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.
It offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development. It enhances students’ awareness and understanding of religions and beliefs, teachings, practices and forms of expression, as well as of the influence of religion on individuals, families, communities and cultures.
RE has an important role in preparing young people
for adult life, employment and lifelong learning.
It enables students to develop respect for
and sensitivity to others, in particular those
whose faiths and beliefs are different from their own.
It promotes discernment and enables students to combat prejudice.
At KS4, Year 11 students follow the AQA GCSE in Religious Studies (Specification A), studying units on:
Relationships and families
Religion and life
Religion, crime and punishment
Religion, human rights and social justice.
Year 10 students work towards a Level 1/2 BTEC Award in Travel and Tourism, studying units on:
The UK travel and tourism sector
UK travel and tourism destinations
The travel and tourism customer experience
International travel and tourism destinations