Do you love thinking about questions and exploring issues in a deeper way? Do you like to challenge yourself? Do you know the difference between wisdom and intelligence? Would you like to be stretched and challenged in RE beyond your lessons? If so, have you thought about the following…?

Key Stage 3

  • Challenge questions – these questions are designed to challenge your depth of understanding and knowledge. Your teacher will indicate which questions are challenge questions.
  • Extension tasks that push your learning into GCSE standard.
  • Using the GCSE trigger words like analyse, explain and evaluate in your key pieces of homework and assessments to focus on those skills.
  • Homework often allows you to be independent. We will set tasks that allow you the freedom to complete work in the most creative, reflective & imaginative way possible.
  • If you enjoy these sorts of questions, consider taking GCSE RE as it focuses on ethical, philosophical and religious aspects of life, the universe and everything!

Key Stage 4

  • Your teacher will frequently make enrichment suggestions. These are linked to RE in the news or particular TV programmes and films.
  • Eight mark questions – these are longer ‘explain’ questions at GCSE that involve skill in both RE knowledge and also English writing as you get marked on SPaG too!
  • Challenge questions – these questions are specifically designed to challenge you to reach A/A* grades. They usually ask you to make links between Christianity and Islam or look at principles that can be linked to several aspects of the course.
  • Look out for ‘icing on the cake’ points that will make your answer stand out above the rest. Collect them throughout your course.
  • Explore cross curricular links as this will help you apply your subject knowledge. Furthermore, it’s a good skill to have & will be very useful at A’ level.
  • Enhance your learning by tackling some A level ideas and incorporate key terminology into your answers and discussions.
  • If you have a love of wisdom and enjoy religious, philosophical and ethical concepts, consider studying RE at A level.