Religious Education is a diverse and varied subject; every country in the world has a religious belief and these are far too numerous to mention. In the UK, Religious Education refers to teaching about religion in general; its beliefs, doctrines, rituals, customs, rites and personal roles.
Some practical points to check are:
Do you need to provide stationery or equipment? Do these need to be purchased before the lessons start?
Are there any text books that you need to order/pay for in advance?
There are three examination boards accredited by Ofqual. These are:
AQA –One of the leading providers of GCSEs and A Levels. Used by most secondary schools and colleges in the UK.
Edexcel – Considered the UK’s largest awarding organisation, they offer both academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools and colleges.
OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations) – Over 13,000 centres choose OCR for their A Levels and GCSEs.
GCSE – generally involves the study of Ethics, Philosophy and Religion in Society.
AS (Advanced Subsidiary) and A (Advanced) Level qualifications will focus on more traditional study skills. They take two years to complete full-time, however they are also available to part-time.
Religious Education can been taken into many areas at degree level, too many to list, please click here to see the subjects available to you, where the degree can be studied and what qualification you will need to be accepted.
There is no minimum qualification required to tutor Religious Education at home in the UK at present, however we would recommend you ask to see copies of qualifications held.
There are many benefits to introducing your child to a Religious Education tutor. Closing some of the holes in their learning will enable them to catch up with or creep ahead of their peers building their confidence and enabling them to enjoy the subject.
Whether building a young child’s confidence or assisting them with exam preparation, a Religious Education tutor is your way of helping them gain control of their learning.
American actress, Maggie Gyllenhaal (born November 16, 1977) studied literature and Eastern religions; she graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University in New York.
Famous Model, Christy Turlington (born January 2, 1969) graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Comparative Religion and Eastern Philosophy.
Controversial religious movement, The Church of Scientology, is often discussed in the media, and boasts celebrity supporters such as Kirstie Alley, Lisa Marie Presley, musician Beck and actors Tom Cruise and John Travolta.
Actor Richard Geer (born August 31, 1949) was raised attending Methodist churches. In his twenties he studied Zen Buddhism and then years later travelled to Nepal, where he met many Tibetan monks and lamas. During a visit to India he met the 14th Dalai Lama and went on to become a practicing Tibetan Buddhist.
Serena (born September 26, 1981) and Venus (born June 17, 1980) Williams are both members of the Christian-based religious movement the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
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