The Year 8 RE Exam







1 hour

Between 14th Jan and 25th Jan 2019

All students will sit one  exam paper lasting 60 minutes. It will take place in lesson time according to the published timetable 

Supporting Exam Preparation

Effective studying is essential to doing well in these exams. We’ve included some tips below for parents/carers:

  • Encourage your child to start studying now
  • Encourage your child to use the knowledge organisers for the topics completed so far. These can be printed off and folded in half and used to self test to learn the information.
  • Ask your child if you can help them – chat to them and see how well they are doing and where they might help
  • Ask them questions from the knowledge organisers and test how well they have learned the necessary information.
  • They should use the exam PLC to make sure they have learned everything in depth
  • Once they are confident with the core knowledge, they should then apply this knowledge to completing the practice questions that are available. These are very similar to the ones on the exam


From now until the exam, study in chunks and do not leave the preparation until the last minute 

Use the materials to spread out your studying so everything is studied, more than twice and the practice questions are used. If you do this the actual exam in January will have no surprises.

Google Classroom

Your child’s RE Google classroom has all the materials discussed above in an easy to access way. Your child has access to this – ask them to show you the knowledge organisers for the topics

Contacting the department

As a department we can be contacted by  emailing Mrs Hodges on   

AP1 - Exam Content

Exam content to be learned and studied

Explain what vocation means and give examples

Describe what a pilgrimage is and where Catholics go on pilgrimage. How do Catholics show devotion through pilgrimage?

How different Christian denominations evangelise and spread the word of God to others

How traditional prayers are an important part of worship and how they show devotion to God

Different forms of evil – moral and natural evil and examples of each type

How Christians respond to the problem of evil and suffering – with reference to Augustine’s key term privation, along with free will and original sin

Learning Materials