Religious Education ( RE)
Religious Education (RE)
Our bespoke RE curriculum consists of two-thirds Christianity and one-third of the curriculum covers the teaching of other main world religions, including Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
The teaching of RE may be a concern to some parents, especially in the multi-cultural, multi-faith society in which we live. Christianity retains its central place in religious education at St Mark's (two-thirds of the RE curriculum). However, the major world faiths are also studied in all year groups (one-third of the curriculum). The children are encouraged to consider many aspects of life in the light of Christ's teaching, and to translate theory into practice by taking part in projects to help the needy, both financially and in kind, and at home and abroad.
Children need to cooperate and share, understand that their behaviour affects others, learn to respect and rejoice in the cultural and religious diversity surrounding them, respond with wonder to the work of nature and develop a positive attitude to life.
Details of the RE Curriculum can be accessed in the curriculum section of the website.