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12/04/19

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Well done to ⁦⁩ students at the DofE training day today, lots achieved learning campcraft in preparation for the expeditions! 👨🏼‍🍳⛺️ https://t.co/jaCyTYLTob

09/04/19

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Following the success of the practice day walk at Newlands Corner we are looking forward to seeing ⁦⁩ students develop their campcraft skills at the training day this Friday 12th April (9:00-12:00)! Please check SMHW for details ⛺️ 👨🏼‍🍳 https://t.co/QyHGsWEwDz

07/04/19

The Naples trip has just landed, however we will need to collect our baggage as it was put in hold! ✈️🧳

07/04/19

Boarding and all on time at this point! A fantastic few days in Naples, Sorrento and Capri and the students have been absolutely amazing throughout! ✈️ https://t.co/PHwyhFhcoq

07/04/19

Taking in the views on our last morning in Sorrento! ☀️🌋 📸 https://t.co/1vhaB5BX90

06/04/19

A lovely afternoon learning what you can do with a lemon! Thank you I Giardini di Cataldo for allowing us to taste some amazing drinks, cakes and jams 😋 https://t.co/fnPBiSRyzH

06/04/19

Team photo before exploring Capri! https://t.co/BNnttW2M8c

06/04/19

Setting off on a boat trip around Capri to see the coastal geography! 🛥☀️ https://t.co/AHpQm0IYqZ

05/04/19

Mr Starke doing his thing at the top of Vesuvius 🌋 https://t.co/1GfgEF6qi9

05/04/19

A reminder to parents/carers that the school will close at 1:40pm today and students return on Tuesday 23 April (week 2 timetable). Read all about this half term in our latest newsletter here: https://t.co/dfq5fAfUdO. We would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter! https://t.co/SD03Ftnppy

05/04/19

The sun is out as we start the climb up Vesuvius 🌋 https://t.co/q6tBbOcAaV

04/04/19

A fantastic first day on the Naples trip, an underground tour and an insight into Roman life in Herculaneum where the eruption preserved the town 🌋 https://t.co/8pQK3kVhsd

04/04/19

The sun is starting to come out as the students take a tour of Herculaneum where just 1/5 of the city has been excavated https://t.co/APVGlk8E2a

04/04/19

Congratulations to Odin Jeffrey-Dyer, Lucy Vella and Katie Conway, our award winners in the Prix de la Paix essay writing competition. They can be seen here receiving their prizes from Rotary Club members Geraint Jenkins and Dr. David Beckitt. https://t.co/llPLCkOrzV

04/04/19

We are on our way! ✈️ A slight delay but all in good spirits and ready to go! https://t.co/BkKcZG2Gm2

03/04/19

Retweeted From Dayspace

Another fab assembly school. Thanks to yr 9/10 for listening & helping us to create a more inclusive community. Remember "It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognise, accept and celebrate those differences" https://t.co/oBFIEaeTke

03/04/19

Year 11: Don't forget to book your ticket to the Prom! Payment can be made online or via the Finance Office https://t.co/V8EXzXEuxX https://t.co/724SUllsGa

02/04/19

Well done to the Year 7 students who attended the Science Fair yesterday. You were excellent ambassadors for and presented some brilliant projects. https://t.co/YmfL3vFRa2

Religious Studies

Head of Department: Daksha Pitroda

email: daksha.pitroda@destafford.org.uk

The Religious Education Department at de Stafford is a dynamic and forward thinking department with a full time head of subject and classroom teacher. We seek to ensure that the teaching and learning in Religious Education is as rigorous and relevant to our students as it should be. It is ever more important that RE is taught effectively as the UK becomes increasingly multi-cultural.

We continually update our schemes of work in line with the Surrey Locally Agreed Syllabus, by using Student Voice surveys so we are teaching our students issues that they will find relevant, engaging and challenging. Key Stage 3 thoroughly grounds students in not only the major world religions, but also in the bigger questions in life; such as life after death, terrorism, fashion, reality, moral issues, science and faith and ethics. Students are assessed through a variety of methods including an essay each year to support extended writing. All students are encouraged to participate fully with the subject through using a variety of activities, SEN provision and fostering a safe learning environment where all views are learnt from and respected.

Year 7

Students begin the Autumn term looking at Hinduism, they explore the Key concepts such as imagery and symbolism surrounding Hindu gods and look at the importance of the festival of Diwali.

During the Spring term, students will be looking at Christianity. There is a specific focus on the differences and similarities within Christianity. Students then get the opportunity to apply their knowledge to the construction of their own church, where their imagination is their only limit.

During the summer term students explore Sikhism and the importance of equality this ties together the previous two terms as we explore the concept of equality across the religions.

Year 8

During Year 8 students explore the concept of Life after death. We investigate the differing religious perspectives, following this we go onto look at the Moral issue of Terrorism and the consequences this has within society. Students are taken through the History of Terrorism starting with the Russian Revolution and analyzing terrorism in the current climate. We then look specifically at the efforts of religions. We then seek to build a secure foundation of knowledge on Sikhism to support their impending GSCE. We conclude with Buddhism an adventure into ‘enlightenment’.

Key stage 4

During Key Stage 4 we follow the AQA Religious Studies A, Full course.

Students will focus on Christian and Sikh perspectives.

The course consists of two components:

A) The study of religions: beliefs teachings and practices: Students will look at Christianity and Sikhism; they will then sit a 1 hr 45 minute exam.

B) Thematic studies: Religion and Life/Religion, peace and conflict/Religion crime and punishment/ Religion human rights and social justice. Students will then sit another 1hr 45 minute exam.

The course is designed to stimulate and challenge students, it provides them with a platform to structure their opinions and grow as global citizens .The skills taught and the knowledge gained will have far reaching implications for students beyond GCSE.