SKE Lead

Louise Wilson

I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Religious Studies from Lancaster University, following this I successfully completed my PGCE in 11-18 Religious Education in 2007. For the past 15 years I have taught Religious Education in secondary schools within Leeds across Key stages 3, 4 and 5. In 2010 I completed an MA in Education my dissertation focussing specifically on the engagement of male students in Religious Education. As a subject lead for RE for GORSE SCITT as well as the leader of the RE SKE programme, my priority is to ensure the next generation of high quality, passionate RE teachers are given expert subject knowledge development. I have also led on RE across the GORSE trust for a number of years and continues to enjoy working alongside colleagues who share my passion for ensuring all students are given access to an engaging, thought provoking and expertly taught RE curriculum.

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Programme Structure

The programme covers all aspects of the RE curriculum from KS2,3,4 and 5. The fundamentals of all six major world religions are covered with an in depth look at the Christian faith. Elements of philosophy and ethics are also included within the course.

Delivery and Assessment

There is a variety of different learning activities as part of the RE SKE course, these include academic reading, informative video learning, exploring teaching and learning materials and weekly online tutorials.

There is a weekly assessment which usually takes the form of some knowledge based questions alongside longer, exam based, assessments which require you to apply your knowledge in context. Assessments should take approximately 1-2hours.

“ Taking part with other trainees at the same time, it helped to grow relationships so we feel supportive of each other now whilst we are on our GORSE SCITT placements. ”


Christian Denominations – 25 weeks Hours

An in depth look at the different denominations within Christianity, the reasons for these, the differences in belief and practice. This covers aspects of both the KS3 and 4 curriculum in RE.

Understanding the Hindu faith – 25 Hours

Exploring the importance of one God within Hinduism and how this is commonly misunderstood. The importance of karma and reincarnation in how Hindu’s live their lives.

Philosophical Problems – 25 Hours

An opportunity to explore several philosophical problems such as the problem of evil and suffering and potential solutions to these. A look at highly influential philosophers such as Plato and Artistotle as well as more modern philosophical responses to these problems. This is primarily focussed on the KS5 curriculum but will also support aspects of KS4.

Who was the Buddha? – 25 Hours

A close look at the life of the Buddha and what this teaches Buddhist followers today. An opportunity to look further into the only one of the six world religions which does not have a traditional deity.

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