The agreed syllabus is not content-focused but rather based on the exploration of concepts (fields of enquiry), the development of skills and a consideration of attitudes and dispositions.
There are two attainment targets:
Good RE effectively balances learning about and learning from religion and belief.
Attainment Target 1: Learning about religion
Learning about religion is like looking out through a window at life, seeing people of other cultures and beliefs, their values, their practices and their responses to the challenges of contemporary life.
This window is my personal experiences, my family, and the people I meet in my locality, but also looks through other ‘windows’, for example the media, visits and visitors, creative and visual arts.
Through this window I can engage with people from a personal and local perspective, right through to the national and the global.
AT1 is concerned with human experience; it involves the study of key beliefs, teachings, sources, practices and forms of expression in religion.
Attainment Target 2: Learning from religion
Learning from religion is like looking into a mirror and being given the opportunity to explore and develop personal views on religious and moral issues. This journey starts with me and my experiences.
AT2 is much more than just a personal response; it requires an increasing depth of religious knowledge and understanding as pupils develop their learning.