Our 2016 Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education is the result of a collaborative partnership between the Standing Advisory Councils for Religious Education (SACREs) of the four local authorities that comprise the Humberside region, following the similar joint RE syllabuses of 1999, 2005 and 2010. 

Ever since their formation in 1996, the four local authorities (East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull City, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire) have worked together in support of Religious Education in local schools and are proud to continue this fruitful partnership in the life of the new Agreed Syllabus for 2016-2021.

Organisation and Methods of Teaching

RE is delivered in class, as appropriate, by class staff AND external providers. There is a POS delivered through Years 7 – 11 which covers the statutory requirements and other issues which are of concern with in the local area.  These are delivered as part of our Life curriculum. 

The basic key content for the six major world faiths in this syllabus is statutory. Students will study: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism and Buddhism

Students will: 

  • explore a range of beliefs, teachings and sources of wisdom and explain why there may be more than one point of view within faith traditions
  • explore the impact of religion and beliefs on how people live
  • deepen their understanding of a religious community of local significance
  • interpret ways that the history and culture of religions and world views influence individuals and communities
  • show understanding that religious practices are diverse and change over time
  • consider the effects of globalisation on the communication of religious beliefs and practices
  • consider the questions: What is religion?  What is belief?
  • study the relationships, conflict and collaborations within and between religions
  • consider ways in which religious practice, including rites of passage, promote a sense of identity and belonging
  • explore the relationship between faith and belief and the way in which this leads to commitment
  • explore a variety of forms of religious and spiritual experiences
  • explore ways individuals and communities express the meaning of their beliefs in many different forms
  • explore and analyse scientific and religious arguments about the origins of the universe
  • consider and compare the ways in which people of faith respond to ultimate questions, moral and ethical issues
  • explore ways in which religions relate to the Earth as a sacred place and the challenge to live responsibly and sustainably

All students in our academy receive RE as part of their KS3 and KS4 curriculum.

Melior Community Academy is committed to working with parents. Under the education act of 1993 students can be withdrawn by their parents from parts of education that are outside of the compulsory elements contained in the National Curriculum.

If you wish to withdraw your child from this part of the curriculum please address your request in writing to the Principal at the academy.