Religious Education (RE SKE) Course at Aardvark SKE (Self-funded)

Embark on an enriching journey into Religious Studies with our Religious Education (RE SKE) course, offering an exciting pathway to Religious Studies Initial Teacher Training (ITT). This comprehensive course equips you with the confidence and knowledge to teach RE at GCSE level and beyond, empowering you to engage students in thought-provoking discussions on belief, values, meaning, purpose, and truth.




  1. Introductory unit of religious studies
    • Explore foundational concepts in religious studies, including beliefs, teaching practices, philosophy, and ethics of the six major world religions.
  2. Buddhism
    • Delve into key beliefs, teachings, and practices of Buddhism, including the concepts of The Buddha, the Four Noble Truths, worship, festivals, and Buddhist ethics.
  3. Christianity
    • Investigate essential beliefs and practices of Christianity, focusing on topics such as Jesus Christ, salvation, worship, festivals, the role of the church in local and worldwide communities, the seven sacraments, and church's work.
  4. Hinduism
    • Examine fundamental concepts in Hinduism, including beliefs about the nature of God and existence, human life, worship, festivals, and lifestyle.
  5. Islam
    • Explore key beliefs, authority, worship, duties, and festivals in Islam.
  6. Judaism
    • Study essential beliefs, the Covenant, mitzvot, synagogue worship, family life, and festivals in Judaism.
  7. Sikhism
    • Gain insight into key beliefs, beliefs about human life, worship, service, festivals, and lifestyle in Sikhism.


General Contact Information for RE SKE



Our RE SKE course offers a comprehensive exploration of these topics, providing you with a solid foundation to inspire and engage your future students in discussions surrounding religious issues and beliefs.


Join us at Aardvark SKE and unlock the potential to become a confident and effective teacher of Religious Education. Apply now and take the first step towards shaping the minds of tomorrow.

Rachael Knowlson

RE SKE Tutor


Contact Details:




  • BA (Hons) in Religious Studies and History of Literature
  • PGCE in Religious Education


With 24 years of teaching experience under my belt, I've had the privilege of working in three large comprehensive schools. Early in my career, I assumed the role of subject lead for Religious Education (RE), a position that ignited my passion for the subject. Over the years, I've served as subject lead in two schools, relishing the opportunity to prepare and deliver engaging content to my students.


RE is a captivating and multifaceted subject, offering endless opportunities for students to explore new ideas and perspectives on faith. Through my role as a teacher and my experience working with exam boards during marking seasons, I've gained valuable insights into structuring answers and meeting the expectations of assessment criteria.


One of the most rewarding aspects of teaching RE is its capacity to foster critical thinking and ethical exploration among students. It empowers them to develop their own beliefs and cultivate a sense of self-awareness.


Beyond the classroom, I've been actively involved in scouting, leading Beavers and now working with Explorers. This involvement has provided me with opportunities to explore the outdoors and stay physically active, offering a refreshing balance to the demands of teaching. I'm also passionate about creativity and enjoy crafting, particularly during the challenges of the Covid era, where I honed my crochet skills and embraced new creative pursuits.


As a self-proclaimed "potter head," I firmly believe in the importance of hobbies and interests outside of work, allowing individuals to unwind and recharge

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