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Religious Education

Religious Education

 

Deprtment profile

Our aim is to ensure all our pupils have the correct understanding on how to live in a multi-faith, multi-cultural society, and be able to practice and be proud of their faith. We aim to guide them to participate and contribute to the society they live in. It is hoped to raise pupil’s awareness of gender, race, religion and political issues through topics and themes studied.

We encourage a supportive environment that ensures all pupils, regardless of backgrounds, are able to participate fully to the best of their ability in lessons. This is achieved through their experiencing whole class work, group work, individual work, and participating in class, group debates, and discussions with emphasis on independent and cooperative learning.

KS3 Curriculum

Year 7 Students will learn about the Abrahamic religions- Christianity, Islam and Judaism and explore ethical and philosophical issues. A high-quality Religious Education must develop pupil’s beliefs and values and promote the virtues of respect and empathy, important in a multicultural society. The progression in the knowledge, skills and understanding is set out in two attainment targets in the non-statutory national framework. AT1- Learning about religion and AT2- learning from religion.

Year 8 Students will learn about the Dharmic (Eastern) religions- Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism and explore ethical and philosophical issues. A high-quality Religious Education must develop pupil’s beliefs and values and promote the virtues of respect and empathy, important in a multicultural society. The progression in the knowledge, skills and understanding is set out in two attainment targets in the non-statutory national framework. AT1- Learning about religion and AT2- learning from religion.

In year 9, students start their GCSE. Students will explore the various beliefs and practices and how these beliefs and practices influence these religious people. They will study four out of six of the philosophical and ethical themes for their GCSES, using different sources of wisdom and authority. They would be able to evaluate and compare the views of different religious denominations on a religious or ethical issue. A high-quality Religious Education must develop pupil’s beliefs and values and promote the virtues of respect and empathy, important in a multicultural society.

KS4 Curriculum

 

Year 10, students will explore the various beliefs and practices and how these beliefs and practices influence these religious people. They will study four out of six of the philosophical and ethical themes. Using different sources of wisdom and authority. They would be able to evaluate and compare how different religions view ethical issues. They will be able to retell and explain facts and evaluate different viewpoints. A high-quality Religious Education must develop pupil’s beliefs and values and promote the virtues of respect and empathy, important in a multicultural society.

Year 11 Students will learn about Religion and Ethics through Christianity. This includes Marriage and Family, Living the Religious Life and Matters of Life and Death. They will then do revision during the last term on Islam Religion, Peace and Conflict. A high-quality Religious Education must develop pupil’s beliefs and values and promote the virtues of respect and empathy, important in a multicultural society.

 

 

 KS5 Curriculum

In KS5 pupils are entered in for the OCR RS Syllabus where the focus of the course is on three main areas; Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Ethics and Developments in religious thought (Islam).  Pupils will sit three exams in relation to the three areas of focus in KS5.