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Religious Studies

Introduction

Students will study the RS curriculum in Year 7, 8 and 9. They will receive one lesson per week. We are really proud of the curriculum as we have aimed to make it exciting, ambitious, and inclusive of all views, religious and non-religious worldviews.

Students are encouraged to develop their own attitudes towards world religions and synoptic themes related to religion and worldviews. Students benefit from appreciating the points of similarity and difference that exist between the world religions, and how these world religions form the basis for most world cultures. Students also benefit from developing critical thinking skills, writing skills, and research skills.

Please look at our programme of study for next year.

Miss Nottingham
Subject Leader
Year 7 and Year 8

Year 7 and Year 8 2021-22


KS3

Programme of Study

 

Assessments

Assessments are a summative written assessment at the end of a topic.
The assessment tests:
-knowledge
-application of knowledge
-explanation
Assessment for Learning it also used regularly throughout lessons with activities such as Do Now and Low Stakes Quizzes.

Knowledge Organiser

All units have a knowledge organiser to support lessons and homework.

Homework

Homework is set using the knowledge organiser twice per half term and it is in the form of quiz. This will be on Microsoft Teams, but a paper copy can be provided if this is not available.

Units of Learning (S)

(S)= This indicates that these are short units that are focused on each of the three major world religions that students are studying this year. This enables students to interleave with their existing knowledge and to compare religious traditions.

 

Unit 1
 

Early Beliefs
-Religion and worldviews
-Animism
-Polytheism
-Myths

 

Assessment

Unit 2 (S)

Religious Connections
-Major Religions Connections
-Seven Dimensions of Religion
-Key ideas religions share

Unit 3

Judaism: Beliefs and Practices
-What do Jews Believe?
-Raising questions and exploring answers about the lived experience in the world today of Judaism.
-Jewish Beliefs in Action

End of Term 1

Assessment

Unit 4 (S)

Holy Books
-Where do Jewish beliefs come from?
-Where do Christian beliefs come from?
-Where do Islamic beliefs come from?

Unit 5

Christianity: Beliefs and Practices
-What do Christians believe?
-Raising questions and exploring answers about the lived experience of Christianity in the world today.
-Christian Beliefs in Action

 

Assessment

Unit 6 (S)

Family and Community
-Belonging to the Christian Faith
-Belonging to the Islamic Faith
-Belonging to the Jewish Faith

End of Term 2

 

Unit 7

Islam: Beliefs and Practice
-What do Muslims believe?
-Raising questions and exploring answers about the lived experience of Islam in the world today.
-Islamic Beliefs in Action

 

Assessment

Unit 8 (S)

Expressions of faith
-Prayer
-Music
-Art
-Clothing

Year 9

Year 9: 2021-22

 

Programme of Study

 

Assessments

Assessments are a summative written assessment at the end of a topic.
The assessment tests:
-knowledge
-application of knowledge
-explanation
Assessment for Learning it also used regularly throughout lessons with activities such as Do Now and Low Stakes Quizzes.

 

Knowledge Organiser

All units have a knowledge organiser to support lessons and homework.

Homework

Homework is set using the knowledge organiser twice per half term and it is in the form of quiz. This will be on Microsoft Teams, but a paper copy can be provided if this is not available.

 

Unit 1
 

Philosophy
-Religion and Worldviews
-Religion and the impact on culture
-Plato’s Allegory of the Cave
-Philosophers-Plato-Aristotle-Descartes
-Truth

 

Assessment

Unit 2

Ethics
-What is ethics?
-Absolute and Relative Morality
-Relative Morality Utilitarianism
-Relative Morality Situation Ethics
-Thought Experiments
-Banality of Evil

End of term 1

Assessment

Unit 3

Arguments for the existence of God
-Design
-First Cause
-Miracles
-Revelation
-Faith

 

Assessment

Unit 4

Prejudice and Discrimination
-Racism
-Equality
-Gender
-Disability
-Religious Freedom
-Death Penalty

End of term 2

Assessment

Unit 5

Philosophy Queens
-Diotima
-Lalla
-Simone de Beauvoir
-Angela Davis

 

Assessment

Unit 6

Religion and Media
-Violence in the media
-God and film
-Blasphemy in the media
-Religious stereotypes in the media

End of term 3

Assessment

Ken Stimpson Community School
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Werrington
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