Key Stage 4 Religious Education

Religious Education

The curriculum for Religious Education is defined by the Department of Education and the four main Christian Churches in Northern Ireland in the Core Syllabus. It also has a role to play in the context of the curriculum by giving young people opportunities to develop their personal understanding and enhance their spiritual and ethical awareness.

Teachers are encouraged to supplement the core syllabus with further provision that complements the ethos of the school and the society in which we live.

Post-primary schools are required to provide pupils with a broad and balanced education. They must therefore provide at least one course related to each area of learning.


GCSE Religious Studies and Entry Level Religious Studies GCSE Religious Studies
Entry Level Religious Studies

Donna Finlay
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Resources and Useful Links

Please review all links to judge their suitability before using them with your class.

Religious Education Core Syllabus

National Association of Teachers of Religious Education

The Guardian teacher network

RE Online

Teaching ideas

Webanywhere – Religious Studies teaching resources