The RE Department aims to encourage a deep understanding of other faiths and cultures, and to enable pupils to further develop and justify their own values. Due to a large emphasis on discussion, debate and opportunities to voice their own opinions, RE continues to be a popular subject at Malet Lambert.
The RE department at Malet Lambert teaches RE as a discrete subject to all pupils in Year 8 over two lessons per fortnight. Year 7 pupils follow our integrated Humanities curriculum, through which the study of faiths and cultures is combined with history and geography in a thematic approach to the subject. This course is delivered to Year 7 pupils during six lessons per fortnight.
RE is a compulsory subject and at KS4, pupils study the OCR Philosophy & Ethics RE specification in Year 11 over 1 lesson per fortnight and the Eduqas GCSE Religious Studies RE specification in Year 9 and 10 over 2 lessons per fortnight. In addition, Optional RE currently runs alongside Core RE over 5 lessons per fortnight for pupils who expressed an interest in studying RE in greater depth.
Malet Lambert is not affiliated to any particular religious denomination. We teach 50% Christianity and also study the other 5 world religions throughout Key Stage 3 and Judaism as our 2nd religion at KS4 under the new specification guidelines.
Pupils in KS3 have the opportunity to gain an insight into the 6 world faiths. Pupils at KS4 in Year 9 and 10 take the Eduqas Religious Studies course and pupils at KS4 in Year 11 take the OCR Philosophy & Ethics course.
For more information, please refer to year group curriculum information booklets (found under Curriculum, organised by year group) or contact the Head of Department for RE - Mrs N Cutts.