The RE Department aims to encourage a deep understanding of other faiths and cultures, and to enable pupils to further develop and justify their own values. Due to a large emphasis on discussion, debate and opportunities to voice their own opinions, RE continues to be a popular subject at Malet Lambert.
The RE department at Malet Lambert teaches RE as a discrete subject to all pupils in Year 8 over two lessons per fortnight. Year 7 pupils follow our integrated Humanities curriculum, through which the study of faiths and cultures is combined with history and geography in a thematic approach to the subject. This course is delivered to Year 7 pupils during six lessons per fortnight.
RE is a compulsory subject and at KS4, pupils study the OCR Philosophy & Ethics RE specification in Year 11 over 1 lesson per fortnight and the Eduqas GCSE Religious Studies RE specification in Year 9 and 10 over 2 lessons per fortnight. In addition, Optional RE currently runs alongside Core RE over 5 lessons per fortnight for pupils who expressed an interest in studying RE in greater depth.
Malet Lambert is not affiliated to any particular religious denomination. We teach 50% Christianity and also study the other 5 world religions throughout Key Stage 3 and Judaism as our 2nd religion at KS4 under the new specification guidelines.
Pupils in KS3 have the opportunity to gain an insight into the 6 world faiths. Pupils at KS4 in Year 9 and 10 take the Eduqas Religious Studies course and pupils at KS4 in Year 11 take the OCR Philosophy & Ethics course.
There are 4 RE teachers within the Department.
Mrs Nichola Warsop (Head of RE)
Mrs Karen Knight
Mr Robert Savage (Assistant Head)
Mrs Rebecca Hambleton (currently on maternity leave)
For more information, please refer to year group curriculum information booklets (found under Curriculum, organised by year group) or contact the Head of Department for RE - Mrs Nichola Warsop.