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13/12/18

Retweeted From de Stafford Jenkins Centre

Final annual review for our year 11s today. Incredibly proud of their progress and hard work. Hope all their efforts pay off. Lovely to receive this from parents. Good luck to them all https://t.co/ygLpJmZDYZ

12/12/18

We're looking forward to welcoming our Year 9 parents and carers from 4pm today for .

11/12/18

If your child requires additional support for learning, please join us for a coffee and a mince pie tomorrow morning. RSVP jo.markland.org.uk. https://t.co/lfenolbcUF

05/12/18

Christmas Lunch will be served on Monday 17 December. Booking forms and further info can be found on our website:-https://t.co/PTIM3wAX0q https://t.co/NmDMpvaYhw

04/12/18

Our Year 11 students were given a well earned break from their exams this morning to enjoy a fantastic performance of A Christmas Carol by touring theatre group .

04/12/18

Does your son/daughter require additional support for learning? If so; please join us at our Coffee Morning on Wednesday 12 December 9.00-11.00 am. RSVP jo.markland.org.uk https://t.co/d4yK1wQ5to

29/11/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

A fantastic win for Y11 Netball Team! Some excellent interceptions & great team work in a fast paced game! Thank you to for coming over to us and congratulations to Immy C who was nominated as POM! 👏🏻👏🏻💪🏻 https://t.co/1PWgCsmguU

29/11/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

students benefitting from the excellent new facilities A fantastic opportunity for our Y11 core PE students to access the gym and de-stress, especially during their PPEs! https://t.co/NwTl9qAejz

28/11/18

Our Year 9 students are invited to apply now for the highly anticipated DofE Bronze Award. Application forms can be found on our website:-https://t.co/6zB1G3rgVM. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity, spaces are limited. https://t.co/3hHps3l4jg

27/11/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

The year 7 rugby team beat in a close match. Well done to all the boys who played! 🏉

22/11/18

Don't forget tomorrow (Friday 23rd) is an INSET day for de Stafford. We hope our students enjoy their long weekend and we look forward to seeing them all on Monday at 8:30am.

20/11/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Some great Netball on display tonight! A win for Y8s & a fast paced game for Y9 resulting in a win for 👏🏻 fantastic sportsmanship all round & well done to POMs Mel & Lucy!

15/11/18

Thank you our Year 10 students (and staff) thoroughly enjoyed the performance this morning. https://t.co/uq471J6HIr

14/11/18

Retweeted From CaterhamRotary

Well done to school in winning the debating event and to all the students and teachers involved. A really great school! https://t.co/UTR7RDCEuf

13/11/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

The Y11 Boys team put in some great runs at District X-Country today. Well done to Ross Staton who finished 11th! 🏃‍♂️ Thanks for hosting https://t.co/wW1dCZv36A

13/11/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Fantastic performance from the Boys Y7 and Y8 teams at District X-Country today! Well done to all the boys who ran today 🏃‍♂️ https://t.co/UP3vH8McVq

13/11/18

Lovely to see him acting as such a great ambassador for the school. Well done! https://t.co/yHtSqFBpOO

13/11/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

A fantastic effort from our Y7 A/B & Y8 Netball teams against today! Some fast pace games, with lots to work on but a great team effort! Well done to POMs Carla, Beatrice & Amelia! 💪🏻

08/11/18

Retweeted From LiamHCollins

Very honoured to have been a judge debating competition with teams from and ...many congratulations to for winning through a very strong field

08/11/18

Retweeted From RE_Teacher_Papworth

Huge well done to everyone who took part in the second GLF Debating competition! Amazing to come together and see such talent amongst the students. Well done for reaching the final and massive well done for winning the competition!

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.