Year 7, 8 and 9


Our EPRE curriculum in years 7,8 and 9 is delivered through our REAL lessons which are an innovative and exciting project based learning approach to humanities. Please see more about our REAL curriculum by looking at the discreet REAL curriculum page. In REAL we build students capacity to think, speak and write by ensuring we provide opportunity for our students to become immersed in religious events and then to scrutinise them carefully through analysis and evaluation.


Year 10 and 11


Students studying GCSE Religious Studies at Kingsmeadow follow the  Wjec EDUQAS 9-1 course, Route A.

 The course is made up of the following components:

  • Component 1 - Studies in philosophical and ethical studies in the modern world.

  • Component 2 - Study of Christianity -   Beliefs and teachingsChristian Practices

  • Component 3 - Study of Islam -   Beliefs and teachings, Muslim Practices


GCSE RS is 100% external examination which is examined in the summer of year 11.  The skills assessed build on the work covered through REAL in years 7-9 and include:

  • A01 - Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of religion and belief, the influences on individuals, communities and societies, similarities and differences within and/or between religions and beliefs.

  • A02 - Explain, analyse and evaluate aspects of religion and belief including their significance and influence.

  • Use sources of wisdom and authority from sacred texts/key religious figures to support arguments that are being made.

  • Analyse, evaluate and make substantiated judgements about interpretations (including how and why interpretations may differ) in the context of religion and belief.

Market Lane, Gateshead NE11 9NX, UK