Year 8

Topics Covered

The Island

This topic is an introduction to World religions. You will investigate the beliefs that are held around the world.


In this topic we investigate the celebrations and practises of religious people by examining the meaning and purpose of these celebrations.

Do you want that in writing?

A study of the world religions and their holy books.

I’ve got the power!

Explores why there is evil and suffering in our world and what people’s responses are to it.

Why are some journeys special?

In this topic we travel the world to discover different religious pilgrimages and the significance of these journeys. 

Assessment Information

The students will be assessed on their RE skills learning about a religion and learning from a religion at different points during the year. Each unit has at least one formal assessment as well as on-going assessment within lessons.