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Free schools and KS4 RS

Discussion in 'Religious Education' started by chipandem, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. My school (currently Independent) is becoming a Free School. We have healthy numbers for GCSE, AS and A Level, no RS at KS4 for students who don't take GCSE. I am trying to work out whether this will need to change when we become a free school. The dfe websit says that Free school must teach maths, english and science and "make provision for" the teaching of RE. . . .so what does that mean exactly? That we have to offer it but students don't have to take it?
    Thanks if you can clarify this for me.

  2. All students should have study it but whether that is through an accredited course or through some other means is up to you. Students SHOULD have some sort of RE provision at KS4. Most schools do this through short courses as non accredited RE can be problematic. There are other options though.

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