Part of the 'Discover' Wing
Teacher of RE
Mrs Dyer studied at Warwick University for a Bachelor of Education Honours degree specialising in PE and Geography. Her specialist sports were Hockey and Swimming. Nowadays, Mrs Dyer specialises in Netball and girls' Cricket. Mrs Dyer began working at Brannel in 1982 teaching PE, Special Needs and RE. She currently teaches PE, BTEC Work Skills and GCSE RE. Mrs Dyer has been the Work Experience coordinator since 1990.
The aim of RE is to allow pupils to extend and improve their analytical skills whilst allowing them to develop a greater understanding of the world they live in. In RE all pupils undertake an in depth study of 3 major religions with the emphasis on an understanding of the separate beliefs, values and traditions and how they underpin our current society.
Key Stage 3
In Year 7 pupils look at Spirituality, Justice and leadership and examine there influence on their own lives.
Years 8 & 9
In year 8 and 9 they study beliefs which include atheism, theism and agnosticism, the evidence of evil and suffering in today’s world and the impact of charity work. They also study the historical and cultural make-up of the family, through marriage and divorce. In Year 9 they debate the evidence for life after death with particular regard to the sanctity of life, and the morality of abortion and euthanasia. They also investigate sexism and racism from a religious and a secular viewpoint.
Key Stage 4
Years 10 & 11
In years 10 and 11 they debate conscience, morality and responsibility from both a Christian and a secular viewpoint. They then undertake modules on religion and the environment, medical ethics, crime and punishment, war and peace - each of these are from Christian, Muslim and non-religious points of view.