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Department Page – Religious Studies

Department Introduction

WELCOME TO THE RS DEPARTMENT

We aim to give a varied, exciting and challenging curriculum that encourages an understanding of, as well as an interest in, many religions and cultures. Pupils are required to gain knowledge and understanding about religion, to make informed and balanced judgements about religious belief and moral issues, and to apply religious insights to the pupils’ own lives.  The new GCSE adds many philosophical and ethical questions into the religious arguments promoting deeper thinking and debating skills.

Please do not hesitate to contact ……. should you wish to find out any additional information. Mrs Dawn Makin (Head of Humanities).

Year 7 Visit to the Whitefield Hebrew Congregation (February 2016)

KS3 Curriculum
KS3 Curriculum 

Year 7 Topics – To be used as revision list
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Skills and Values Judaism Islam
Festivals of Light    
Year 8 Topics – To be used as revision list
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Justice Suffering Sikhism
Incarnation Resurrection  
Year 9 Topics – To be used as revision list
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Prejudice and Discrimination Animal Rights The Holocaust
Incarnation Resurrection Rich and Poor

 

Assessment Details
After each unit students will undertake a KAT which will test pupils knowledge and understanding.  Each KAT from year 7 upwards will be in a GCSE style to practise the skills needed in preparation for GCSE success and confidence.
Useful Websites and Textbooks
There is no textbook for KS3

http://request.org.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zh3rkqt

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/0/

KS4 Curriculum
KS4 Curriculum 

Year 10 Topics – To be used as revision list
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Christianity Beliefs Islamic Beliefs Religious Theme 1
Christianity Practices Islamic Practices Religious Theme 2
Year 11 Topics – To be used as revision list
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Religious Theme 3 Revision for GCSE  
Religious Theme 4 Revision for GCSE  

 

Assessment Details
PAPER 1: 2 Religions (Christianity and Islam) 1hour 45 minutes 50% of GCSE

PAPER 2: Religious Themes (4/6 units from below) 1 hour 45 minutes 50% of GCSE

·         Relationship and families

·         Religion and Life

·         The existence of God and revelation

·         Religion, peace and conflict

·         Religion, crime and punishment

·         Religion, human rights and social justice

Useful Websites and Textbooks
AQA website

AQA Religious Studies Specification A

Revision

 

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