In 1999, Bath and North East Somerset SACRE adopted Awareness, Mystery and Value as the new syllabus for Religious Education in schools. This syllabus, is often called the agreed syllabus because it has been agreed by all the committees of SACRE. It is also the RE syllabus for Somerset and North Somerset.
Following a period of consultation and review, the successful and popular 'Awareness, Mystery and Value' RE Syllabus has been updated and revised for 2011, taking account of many recent changes in the National Curriculum. B&NES has adopted the syllabus. Please follow the link to find the new Syllabus and further support. At present there are no plans for any hard copies of the syllabus to be made available. It is offered in download form only.
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Awareness, Mystery and Value describes the requirement to study religions other than Christianity, and includes sections on Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. These 5 religions and Christianity are to be studied in accord with the balance indicated for each Key Stage (Awareness, Mystery and Value, p.24). This leaves several Learning Opportunities at each Key Stage which could be used to study religions other than these; this may be especially relevant if students include members of such religions. B&NES SACRE has now agreed to include the Bahá'í Faith as an optional, additional religion which could be studied in appropriate parts of the syllabus.
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