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A space for resources to help RE teachers and their students explore the Christian faith

In this section we have compiled additional resources to equip you with engaging activities and help you in supporting your students relevantly.

RE Performance Review

The latest research

The Religious Education Council of England and Wales (REC), the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education (NATRE), and RE Today Services have researched the current status of RE across the UK. Drawing from a wide variety of sources, they have produced the most comprehensive report on RE in the last five years. 

The report, which was published in 2021, showed some important findings, including:

  • A 50% increase in A-level entries for Religious Studies (RS) since 2003, beating Geography and History
  • Higher Attainment 8 scores than average in schools with higher rates of entry for GCSE RS
  • 46% of academies without a religious character have reported an increase in time to teach RE


  • Almost 500 secondary schools are still reporting zero hours of RE provision in Year 11
  • Around 34% of academies are reporting no timetabled RE*


You can read the key points by downloading the report card below:

RE Report Card

You can find this report, plus more information about the research here.