Religious Education at Bank View
In RE lessons at Bank View, students learn about Christianity as well as the other 5 main world religions of Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism. It is not collective worship, rather education about religion. RE lessons cover elements of psychology, sociology and anthropology because it is ultimately a study of people and how they act in their communities. In addition to religious views, non-religious beliefs are shared and respected. Students are encouraged to bring their own experiences into the classroom. In lessons students are challenged to develop their critical thinking skills and show empathy for others and their lives.
Key Stage 2
Students in KS2 are following new Schemes of Work following the syllabus set by the Liverpool SACRE. Each unit has been designed to suit the needs of our students here at Bank View. The department uses a range of learning activities to encourage pupils to learn including... drama and role play, music, drawing, painting and 3D modelling, discussion, watching film clips, handling religious artifacts as well as some written work.
Key Stage 3
Students in KS3 are also following new Schemes of Work following the syllabus set by the Liverpool SACRE. Each unit has been designed to suit the needs of our students here at Bank View. In KS3 students will have guest speakers and we hope to develop a course of educational enrichment visits to witness 'RE' in the community... watch this space!
Key Stage 4 & 5
From September 2017, students in KS4 and KS5 have started to follow a new accredited course for Bank View; the WJEC Humanities Entry Level Pathway. This accessible and flexible course empowers students by allowing them to choose modules of work which suit their interest. Each module is worth 2-4 credits. At the end of a student's time at Bank View, they can submit their folders to receive the following awards:
8 credits or more = Entry Level Award
13 credits or more = Entry Level Certificate
37 credits or more = Entry Level Diploma