Research project to drive development of secondary Religious Education for next generation

We are contacting you to formally request information around the provision of Religious Education (RE) in your school, as part of the first nationwide project to collect information on RE in all ~4,500 state-funded secondary schools in England and Wales.

This important project, spearheaded by the Religious Education Council of England and Wales (REC), National Association of Teachers of Religious Education (NATRE) and RE Today, is running parallel to, but independent of, the continuing work of the Commission on Religious Education, which is conducting a review over the next two years of the legal, education, and policy frameworks for RE in all schools and colleges.

“The information gathered from this research project will be used to establish a picture of RE provision across the country.”

We are formally requesting, therefore, that you provide information about RE in your school by completing the following survey below. It should take around 15-20 minutes.

For more information about the survey, visit https://www.natre.org.uk/news/latest-news/a-religious-education-first-from-the-rec-and-natre/

* 1. Does your school offer Religious Studies to all students at Key Stage 4 (KS4)?

* 2. How would you describe your school’s Religious Education provision at KS4 for Year 10? (Please select one of the following options)

* 3. If you answered d, e or f to question 2, please state the percentage of Year 10 students who study for the full course GCSE.

* 4. If you answered c, e or h to question 2, please give details.

* 5. How would you describe your school’s Religious Education provision at KS4 for Year 11? (Please select one of the following options)

* 6. If you answered d, e or f to question 5, please state the percentage of Year 11 students who study for the full course.

* 7. If you answered c, e or h to question 5, please give details.

* 8. What percentage of Year 11 students in your school studied for the full course GCSE examination in 2016?

* 9. What percentage of Year 11 students in your school studied for the short course GCSE examination in 2016?

* 10. How many teachers in your school teach Religious Education (not including cover lessons)?

* 11. How many teachers in your school teach Religious Education for the majority of their timetable?

* 12. How many teachers currently teaching Religious Education have a relevant post A-Level qualification (degree or PGCE in Theology/Religious Studies/Philosophy etc.)?

* 13. What percentage of Religious Education lessons at your school are taught by a teacher with a relevant post-A-level qualification (degree or PGCE in Theology/Religious Studies/Philosophy etc.)?

* 14. Do you have any unfilled Religious Education specialist teacher vacancies?

* 15. If you answered 'yes' to question 14, please state when you expect to fill these position(s)

* 16. Which syllabus do you follow?

* 17. Are any changes planned to, or anticipated for, your school’s Religious Education provision?

* 18. If you answered a, b or c to question 17 please specify the changes planned.

* 19. How many minutes of Religious Education does each pupil receive on average each week in:

  0 minutes 1-30 minutes 31-60 minutes 61-90 minutes 91-120 minutes 121+ minutes N/A
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10 (GCSE full course)
Year 10 (GCSE short course)
Year 10 non exam
Year 11 (GCSE full course)
Year 11 (GCSE short course)
Year 11 non exam

* 20. Do you have any further comments about the provision of Religious Education in your school?

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