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RE and Citizenship

Curriculum Overview
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COURSE DETAILS:

No coursework, no controlled assessment, no examination.

COURSE SUMMARY:

KEY STAGE 3:

Year 7:

All students will be taught RE and citizenship at Key Stage 3 in mixed ability classes. Students have the opportunity to explore the basic beliefs and principles for the six major faiths; Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism and Buddhism. Through a thematic study, students will begin to understand who the founders of these religions are and how they have influenced their religious followers. Students will reflect upon their own beliefs about God and the principles and values they believe. Students will study evidence for God’s existence and whether religion helps people to be good.

Year 7 topics:

Introduction to RE
Should religious buildings be sold to feed the starving?

Year 8:

All students will be taught RE and citizenship at Key Stage 3 in mixed ability classes. Students have the opportunity to explore the basic beliefs and principles for the six major faiths; Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism and Buddhism. Through a thematic study, students will begin to understand who the founders of these religions are and how they have influenced their religious followers. Students will reflect upon their own beliefs about God and the principles and values they believe. Students will study evidence for God’s existence and whether religion helps people to be good.

Year 8 topics:

Creation – can you believe in God and Science?
Is death the end? Does it matter?

 

KEY STAGE 4:

Year 9:

Year 9 will have the opportunity to take part in Super Learning Days once a term. On these days we will reflect upon issues in Society such as Human Rights, Wealth and Poverty and the importance of remembering the Holocaust.

Year 9 students will also have a Citizenship lesson where they will explore topics such as:

Why is there suffering?
Is religion a power for peace or a cause of conflict in the world today?
Do we need to prove God’s existence?

The examination course is now considered to be an optional subject, which is chosen at the end of Year 8. The course is AQA Religious Studies, Option B. In Unit 1 students will study the beliefs, teachings and practices in Christianity and Islam. In Unit 2 will study four Religious, philosophical and ethical studies themes

  • Theme A: Relationships and families.
  • Theme B: Religion and life.
  • Theme C: The existence of God and revelation.
  • Theme D: Religion, peace and conflict.
  • Theme E: Religion, crime and punishment.
  • Theme F: Religion, human rights and social justice.

Year 10 & 11:

Year 10 students will have the opportunity to take part in Super Learning Days once a term. On these days we will reflect upon issues in Society such as Human Rights and Wealth and Poverty.

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