In Religious Education religions and concepts are revisited and developed from EYFS to year 11 to produce a knowledge rich curriculum. Christianity and Islam are studied from Year 1, Sikhism and Judaism are added from Key Stage 2, and then Buddhism and Hinduism are added from Key stage 3. In addition, non-religious world views are included at each key stage. At KS4 students follow AQA GCSE Specification A – focusing on Christianity and Islam.
To embed prior knowledge into pupils’ long term memory the department regularly uses:
· Retrieval practice as lesson starters
· Low stakes tests/quizzes/MCQs
· Knowledge organizers – either provided complete as a topic overview or provided blank/partly filed in for students to complete as a revision activity.