Religious Education at Jamiatul Ummah School is different to Islamic Studies. In RE we focus on religious beliefs, teachings and practices across a range of world religions, including those who do not adhere to a particular belief system such as Humanism.
Pupils explore beliefs, teachings and practices in:
Religious Education at Key Stage 3 aims to introduce pupils to the 6 major religions of the world. Pupils explore how religious expressions of faith impact peoples’ daily lives. There is also introduction to critical study from a philosophical and ethical perspective.
There is also opportunity for pupils to visit churches (St Georges in the East), synagogues (or Jewish Museum in London) and temples (London Buddhist Centre).
The RE department works close with faith-based charities in the local community such as the Whitechapel Mission and St Georges in the East and Darul Ummah Mosque to raise money for specific campaigns (homelessness, food-bank and Ramadan projects).
At Key Stage 4, RE is taught as a GCSE subject which focuses primarily on Islam and Christianity. GCSE results in RE are outstanding with a large number of pupils attaining 9-7 grades. At Jamiatul Ummah School, we follow the Edexcel GCSE 9-1 RE curriculum.
In 2019, more than 53% of pupils achieved 9-7 (A*-A) in Religious Education GCSE.