KS3 Religious Education resources

These resources have been designed for Key Stage 3 RE. Develop your students’ biblical literacy while they study Christian responses to the big questions around topics like the environment, suffering and poverty.

Each resource is available using two different Bible translations, the CEV and the NRSV, so that you can choose the version which is more suitable for your students.

The CEV (Contemporary English Version) translation has a lower reading age and uses simpler language than the NRSV (New Revised Standard Version), so we recommend it if you’re using these resources with lower KS3, less confident readers or students for whom English is a second language. The NRSV is more suitable for confident readers and more able students.

For most of the themes the same content is available as a PowerPoint and as a printable pdf.

Resource downloads

What is a miracle? What do Christians today believe about miracles, and how do they relate to the stories of miracles they find in the Bible?

CEV downloads

Resource Powerpoint

NRSV downloads

Resource Powerpoint

Worksheets

Worksheet 1 Worksheet 2

What is a parable? How have Christians interpreted the parables in the Gospels in different ways?

CEV downloads

Resource Powerpoint

NRSV downloads

Resource Powerpoint

How we use the planet? How do Christians interpret what the Bible says about the environment, dominion and stewardship? How can they put that into action?

Answers and Examples

Students, you can use the ‘Answers and Examples’ sheet to get hints if you are stuck, to check your work when it is completed and to improve it if you can.

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How do Christians think and act about money, and the lack of it?  How do they use the Bible to help them to respond to wealth and poverty?

Answers and Examples

Students, you can use the ‘Answers and Examples’ sheet to get hints if you are stuck, to check your work when it is completed and to improve it if you can.

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What do the Bible and Christian tradition teach Christians about how to respond to conflicts?  Can war ever be right?

Answers and Examples

Students, you can use the ‘Answers and Examples’ sheet to get hints if you are stuck, to check your work when it is completed and to improve it if you can.

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How do Christians use the Bible to guide them in their decision-making? What do the Old and New Testaments say about right and wrong?

Why is there suffering, and does it have a purpose?  What is the relationship between suffering and evil?  How do Christians use the Bible to help them to understand it?

Answers and Examples

Students, you can use the ‘Answers and Examples’ sheet to get hints if you are stuck, to check your work when it is completed and to improve it if you can.

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How do Christians choose who or what to listen to about their faith? How do Jesus and the Bible communicate God’s authority?  What are the different ways in which Christians understanding the Bible?

What is similar and what is different between what the Old and New Testaments say about persecution?  How does that help Christians to respond?  Are Christians persecuted today?

What can Christians and other religions agree and disagree about?  How should they respond to members of other faiths?  Do they believe that only Christianity is ‘true’?

CEV downloads

Powerpoint Handout

NRSV downloads

Powerpoint Handout

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