Secondary – RE

 

Religious Education Key Stage 3

Aims

To promote the spiritual, moral, social, emotional intellectual and cultural development of the students:

·         Extend their understanding of Christianity and at least two other principle religions in a local ,national and global context

·         Appreciating that individuals and cultures express their beliefs and values through many different forms.

·         To name, describe and give accounts, in order to build a coherent picture of various religions

·         Understanding how and respond to questions of meaning within different religions

·         Raise awareness of the students in order for them to give an informed and considered response to religious and moral issues

 

 

Year 7

Working to develop understanding of the meaning of  religion

Exploring Christianity and  other main religions

Term 1  – Exploring the impact of religions and beliefs on how people live their lives. b. Understanding that religious practices are diverse, change over time and are influenced by cultures

Term 2   Values and commitments a. Understanding how moral values and a sense of obligation can come from beliefs and experience. b. Evaluating their own and others’ values in order to make informed, rational and imaginative choices. 

Term 3 – Identity, diversity and belonging a. Understanding how individuals develop a sense of identity and belonging through faith or belief.

Term 4 – Practices and ways of life a. Exploring the impact of religions and beliefs on how people live their lives.

Term 5 – 

b. Exploring the variety, difference and relationships that exist within and between religions, values and beliefs.

Term 6 – 

b. Understanding that religious practices are diverse, change over time and are influenced by cultures

Year 8

Working to develop understanding of Christianity and at least two other main religions

Term 1 –  Christianity  & Islam

Interpreting teachings, sources, authorities and ways of life in order to understand religions and beliefs.

Understanding and responding critically to beliefs and attitudes.

Term 2 –  Buddhism & Hinduism

Exploring the impact of religions and beliefs on how people live their lives.

Understanding that religious practices are diverse, change over time and are influenced by cultures.

Term 3 – Explain similarities and differences between, and within, religions.

Give an informed and considered response to religious and moral issues

 

 

Term 4 –

 Reflect on what is has been learnt

Identify and respond to questions of meaning within religions

 

Term 5

Exploring the impact of religions and beliefs on how people live their lives.

Term 6 –

. Understanding that religious practices are diverse, change over time and are influenced by cultures

Year 9

Working to understand the meaning of religion and different beliefs

Exploring Christianity and  other main religions

Term 1

What affects the way people live their lives, pupils explore this through discussion ‘What affects how people live their lives?’ (eg family, friends, desires, television, ambition, advertising, religion, genes, own choices, temperament, good and bad experiences

Term 2 –

Identifying evidence of religion around us through. Recording observations of how religion is expressed in daily life, through the representation of a local street or shopping area 

 

Term 3 Beliefs, teachings and sources a. Interpreting teachings, sources, authorities and ways of life in order to understand religions and beliefs. b. Understanding and responding critically to beliefs and attitudes

Term 4 – Practices and ways of life a. Exploring the impact of religions and beliefs on how people live their lives. b. Understanding that religious practices are diverse, change over time and are influenced by cultures.

Term 5 –  Values and commitments

Interpret a variety offorms of religious and spiritual expression

 Understanding how moral values and a sense of obligation can come from beliefs and experience.

Term 6 –

. Evaluating their own and others’ values in order to make informed, rational and imaginative choices

 

Religious Education Key Stage 4

Aims

This GCSE Religious Studies course involves a thematic study of some central questions and issues in human life and experience and explores the relevance of religious beliefs, practices, values and traditions to these questions and issues. The course relates to many contemporary issues that can be found throughout the media.

The WJEC

Certification of statutory RE 

Plan 4: Short Course over One Year 

Period Teaching Course Earliest exam opportunity Year 10 Chosen Unit May/June: Chosen Unit 

Suitable for: • Allows for examination after taking module.

Year 10

The unit of work  will be achieved through coverage of the three key areas: 

 Religious beliefs, practices, values and traditions  Human experiences and issues  Key concepts

 

Term 1 – Looking for Meaning

Christianity – Core beliefs, teachings and practices

Beliefs

God Creator and sustainer, omnipotence, omnibenevolence, omniscience, omnipresence

Beliefs and teachings on Creation from the Genesis accounts Nature of Humanity: image of God, soul, moral, free will, rational, creative,

Trinity: The three aspects of one God – Father (

Jesus as God Incarnate

Son Holy Spirit, Jesus as Messiah, Saviour, Word: the Incarnation salvation and atonement

His birth, crucifixion, resurrection (key elements of the accounts of Jesus’, birth,death

resurrection and ascension

Practices Morality Divine command/absolutist and situational/relativist approaches to ethical

decision making

Islamic – Core beliefs, teachings and practices

Beliefs

Prophethood (Risalah – Qur’an 2:136)

Islamic teachings on Adam, the first prophet

Islamic teachings on Ibrahim and Ishmael

 Islamic teachings on Prophet Jesus (Qur’an 2:87)

 Islamic teachings on Muhammad: the Seal of the Prophets

Term 2 –Issues of Life and Death

This theme requires learners to consider religious and non-religious beliefs about the nature of life and death and the origins and value of the universe and human life.

Learners are expected to make relevant references to scripture and other sources of authority as well as the beliefs of Humanists and Atheists.

 

Term 3

Relationships Issues of love, marriage and divorce

 

Religious beliefs, practices, values and traditions

What responsibilities do we have towards each other?  Chastity, commitment, conflict, love   reconciliation       

 

Term 4 – Is It Fair

Describe religious attitudes towards prejudice and discrimination

Describe religious views about gender equality

Explain examples and the impact of prejudice in the media

Evaluate whether being a religious believer requires you to fight injustice.

Describe religious attitudes towards wealth and poverty

 

Term 5  –

Issues of Good and Evil

This theme requires learners to consider philosophical questions concerning the origins and

nature of good and evil. Through a study of teachings and beliefs, questions relating to the

causes of crime and attitudes towards the aims of punishment and treatment of criminals will

be considered.

Term 6 –  Revision

Revise the following topics

Religions and Medicine

Religion and State

Religion and Conflict

Relationships

Looking for Meaning

Our World

Is It Fair

 

Year 11

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of religious terms used in the specification. 

In religious education students learn about religion and from religion in their quest to make sense of and find meaning in their own experience of life. In this process students need to be developing those skills and critical faculties which are embodied in the aims and assessment objectives of this specification and locally agreed syllabuses.   

Topic

Term1

1 Relationships Issues of love, marriage and divorce 

Term 2 –

Topic 2 Is it Fair? Issues of justice and equality 

Term 3 –

Topic 3 Looking for Meaning Issues about God, life and death 

Term 4

Topic 4 Our World Exploring creation and our place in the world

Term5

Revise the following topics

Religions and Medicine

Religion and State

Religion and Conflict

Relationships

Looking for Meaning

Our World

Is It Fair

Term6

Revise the following topics

Religions and Medicine

Religion and State

Religion and Conflict

Relationships

Looking for Meaning

Our World

Is It Fair

 

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