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Department Intent: 

At Putteridge within RE/PSHE we are passionate about creating a safe space for students to think critically, and be healthy, respectful citizens who can confidently and safely contribute to society.
Students are encouraged to evaluate evidence, debate ideas, make persuasive arguments, and justify their conclusions. The study of RE/PSHE allows students the opportunity to take action on issues that they are passionate about thereby playing a positive role in life beyond the classroom. This is a passion for our department, and we achieve this by adapting our curriculum to include current events in the world. All students are encouraged to use technical language within both written work and discussions. This is encouraged not only through lessons but also through our extracurricular club, Big Questions club. 

RE/PSHE makes a distinctive contribution to the school by developing students' knowledge and understanding of religious beliefs, practices, language, and traditions and their influence on individuals, communities, societies, and cultures. It enables students to consider and respond to a range of questions and the development of values and attitudes.

Through the RE/PSHE curriculum, we cover a range of religions as well as other crucial topics such as LGBTQIA+, anti-racism, money skill, and mental health. We have a strong relationship and sex education program for each year group to encourage independent thinkers to have the knowledge to live a healthy safe life. We understand we have an incredibly diverse community in Luton and this is something we want to celebrate with our students, allowing everyone to feel heard and appreciated.

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Exam board name: AQA Specification A

Paper 1: The study of religions: beliefs, teaching and practices

Paper 2: Thematic Studies

Exam board website: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/religious-studies/gcse/religious-studies-a-8062/specification-at-a-glance

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