Religious Education

Religious Education

Religious Education (RE) at Haughton Academy enables pupils to learn about the world in which we live.

RE is not a subject designed to make people religious, but rather to allow students to think for themselves about religious, moral, social, philosophical and ethical issues.

RE develops pupils’ understanding of the beliefs, teachings, practises and forms of expression of Christianity and of other world religions such as Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. RE also provides students with opportunities for their own spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. RE at Haughton Academy promotes respect and tolerance for different people’s faiths/non faiths, feelings and values.

  1. In Yr11 students currently either study AQA Religious Studies or AQA Citizenship – both are GCSE qualifications.

RE should be valued at Haughton Academy because:


PSHE aims to help pupils lead confident, healthy and responsible lives as individuals and members of society:

We aim to enable pupils:

We provide a programme, which imparts knowledge, develops life skills and explores values regarding the physical, sexual, moral, social and vocational self.

Across the Key Stages we aim to promote physical and emotional wellbeing of students, produce guidance and advice on a range of subjects such as relationships and sex education, drugs and alcohol, personal safety, financial responsibility, health lifestyles, peer pressure and careers guidance. Our intention is to empower students and promote equal opportunities, self esteem and emotional wellbeing.



During Key stage 3 we aim to develop pupils’ understanding of democracy, government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens. During Key stage 4 we aim to build on their understanding of the key concepts whilst extending pupils skills and aptitudes.

The National Curriculum for citizenship aims to ensure that all pupils:

  1. Acquire a sound knowledge and understanding of how the United Kingdom is governed, its political system and how citizens participate actively in its democratic systems of government.
  2. Develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the role of law in our society and how laws are shaped and enforced.
  3. Develop an interest in, and commitment to, volunteering that they will take with them into adulthood.
  4. Are equipped with the financial skills to enable them to manage their money on a day-to-day basis as well as to plan for future financial needs.

In line with the Citizenship Programme of study, we will aim to cover a wide range of elements that include:

Knowledge and understanding of topics and concepts such as – laws and rules, justice, equality, freedom, rule of law, democracy, media, human rights, diversity, money and the economy, sustainable development.

Skills and aptitudes such as critical thinking, expressing opinions, taking part in discussions and debates, negotiating, enquiry, communication, conflict resolution and participating in community action.

Values and Dispositions e.g. respect for justice, democracy and the rule of law, tolerance, courage to defend a point of view and a willingness to listen, work with and stand up for others.