Religious Studies

Year 7

In Year 7, students begin to explore the different religions and develop knowledge and understanding of religious beliefs with form part of today’s society.  The approach to learning aims to develop personal, learning and thinking skills of students through a variety of activities.

Scheme of Work Summary:

  • Term 1 – Study of a religion: beliefs, teaching and practices – Hinduism
  • Term 2 - Study of a religion: beliefs, teaching and practices – Hinduism
  • Term 3 - Study of a religion: beliefs, teaching and practices – Christianity
  • Term 4 – Study of a religion: beliefs, teaching and practices – Christianity
  • Term 5 - Study of a religion: beliefs, teaching and practices – Christian Festivals
  • Term 6 – Comparing religions: Hinduism and Christianity

Year 8

Students in Year 8 continue their studies of Religious Studies developing knowledge and skills gained in Year 7.

Scheme of Work Summary:

  • Term 1 – Study of a religion: beliefs, teaching and practices – Sikhism
  • Term 2 - Study of a religion: beliefs, teaching and practices – Sikhism
  • Term 3 - Study of a religion: beliefs, teaching and practices – Buddhism
  • Term 4 - Study of a religion: beliefs, teaching and practices – Buddhism
  • Term 5 - Study of a religion: beliefs, teaching and practices – Judaism
  • Term 6 - Study of a religion: beliefs, teaching and practices – Islam

 

Year 9

Religious Studies in Key Stage 3 develops study a range of religious beliefs, teaching and practices in relation topics of citizenship and mortality. This year students are focusing their studies on two religions before applying the range of religious approaches to religious, philosophical and ethical studies themes.

Scheme of Work Summary:

  • Term 1 – Study of a religion: beliefs, teaching and practices – Judaism
  • Term 2 - Study of a religion: beliefs, teaching and practices – Islam
  • Term 3 – Religious teachings - Approach to relationships and families 
  • Term 4 - Religious teachings - Approach to relationships and families 
  • Term 5 – Religion, human rights and social justice
  • Term 6 - Religion, human rights and social justice 


Year 10

In Year 10, Students commence the GCSE qualification.  Students’ focus in Religious Studies will be on two religions before applying the range of religious approaches to religious, philosophical and ethical studies themes.

Qualification: AQA GCSE Religious Studies (2016 Specification)

Scheme of Work Summary:

  • Term 1 – Study of a religion: beliefs, teaching and practices – Christianity
  • Term 2 - Study of a religion: beliefs, teaching and practices – Christianity
  • Term 3 – Study of a religion: beliefs, teaching and practices – Buddhism
  • Term 4 - Study of a religion: beliefs, teaching and practices – Buddhism
  • Term 5 – Religious teachings - Approach to relationships and families 
  • Term 6 - Religious teachings - Approach to relationships and families 


Year 11      

Revision techniques and preparation for final examinations form the focus for Year 11 Religious Studies. Religious beliefs, teaching and practices of Christianity and Islam form the focus of revision of the Citizenship and Morality based themes.

Qualification: AQA GCSE Religious Studies B (Full Course)

Scheme of Work Summary:

  • Term 1 – Revision of topics: Elderly and Death; Religion and Crime & Punishment
  • Term 2 – Revision of topics: Religion and Human Rights, and Religion and Work
  • Term 3 – Revision: Religion and Sport & Religion and Drugs
  • Term 4 – Revision of Citizenship and Morality themes: Christianity and Islam
  • Term 5 - Revision and final preparation for final examinations


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