The core purpose of RE is to engage pupils in exploring and responding to challenging questions raised by religion and worldviews, so that they can develop the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, including their own.
Each year group begins their study of RE by focusing on a world religion as a topic of study; wherein the primary goal is to explore what it means to be a member of that culture, worldview and community. The second unit is a focus on Christianity, building on a progression of learning from year to year. The final unit for each year group is a thematic unit, which examines a broader issue that is relevant to multiple worldviews, in order to draw on prior learning and identify similarities and differences between different worldviews. These units of study are in accordance with Redbridge’s Agreed Syllabus for RE.