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Religious Education

There are regular timetabled Religious Studies lessons for Years 7 to 9. Lessons cover the major world religions and parents/carers who wish to see or discuss the schemes of work are invited to contact the school.

  

Key Stage 3               

Religious Studies is taught across Key Stage 3 with at least one timetabled lesson per week. The scheme of work covers a range of issues related to religion as well as everyday life. The study of different religions allows students to reflect on their own views and belief or non-belief in God. It is important for students to understand the religion and culture of people around us, both nationally and globally. This includes both the positive and negative influences religious beliefs can have on individuals, communities and society. Students are given opportunities for deeper reflection to discover what is important to them, consider issues of right and wrong and importantly to develop respect and sensitivity for diversity. Religious teachings and practices are taught in a way which encourages students to develop and explore their own sense of identity and belonging, which may not necessarily fall within a faith framework.

In Key Stage 3 students follow the Locally Agreed Syllabus (Trafford Sacre) in line with The Non-Statutory National Framework. This has been developed into thematic programmes of study with a focus on the 6 world religions: Christianity; Islam; Judaism; Hinduism; Buddhism and Sikhism. Within these religions there is a focus on: belief; worship; holy books; pilgrimage and rites of passage. Additional themes studied include: the concept of God; creation stories; religious leaders; and Ancient Egypt. The students also enjoy exploring contemporary issues including: prejudice; war and peace; euthanasia and abortion.  Worldviews such as agnosticism, atheism and Humanism are also incorporated within the programme.

 

Students develop skills within RE including; map skills; decision-making skills; analytical skills; numeracy; ICT and literacy skills. There are a minimum of 3 assessments throughout the year and students are given regular feedback to help them attain, if not exceed their target levels. The RE department has established links with the local community and each students visit at least one local place of worship within the academic year. This is designed to contribute to the development of students as independent learners and to support progression and deepen learning experiences. At Key Stage 3, homework is set in line with school policy; approximately 45 minutes every 3 weeks.

Key Stage 4

Students who opt to take their RE studies further, there is an opportunity to obtain a GCSE qualification in Religious Studies by following a two year AQA programme.

 

 

Autumn 1a

Autumn 1b

Spring 2a

Spring 2b

Summer 3a

Summer 3b

Year Seven

 

 

 

Timelines

Evolution and Creation

Images of God

Belief in God?

Acts of Worship

Charismatic Worship

Contemplative worship

Muslim prayer

Who was Jesus?   

 

CHRISTIANITY

ISLAM

 

JUDAISM

 

HINDUISM

SIKHISM

 

BUDDHISM

 

BAHAI FAITH

 

HUMANAISM

Jesus /Pope

 

Muhammad

Abraham & Moses

Buddha

Guru Nanak

Ancient Egyptians

gods

 

Egyptians

Temples

 

Ancient Egyptians

Life after death

 

Stone Age Beliefs

 

Tribal Beliefs

 

Church visit

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Assessment

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Assessment

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Year Eight

 

 

 

Where are religions based around the world?

Religious symbols

Basic beliefs - world religions

HOLY BOOKS

Christianity

Islam

Judaism

Hinduism

Sikhism

Buddhism

PLIGRIMAGE

Christianity

Islam

Judaism

Hinduism

Sikhism

 

LIFE AFTER DEATH

Christian belief

Muslim belief

Reincarnation

What happens when I die? Hindu, Christian & Muslim

RITES OF PASSAGE

Christianity

Islam

Judaism

Hinduism

Sikhism

Festivals 

 

MODERN SOCIETY

Authority and Law

Religion & Science

The impact of religion

Holocaust

Terrorism

 

Assessment

Term Assessment

Visit Temple or Gurdwara

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Assessment

Term Assessment

Year Nine

 

 

 

Belief in God-Science or God?

Does God have a face?

Recap on 6 main religions

Evil and suffering.

Heaven

Euthanasia

Abortion

Religion and animal rights

Treatment of Animals

Religion & Planet Earth

Stewardship

WORLD RELIGION

 

 

ISLAM

Religious views on prejudice

Types of prejudice

Why prejudice  occurs

Christian & Muslim teachings on prejudice and discrimination

Peace and Justice

Pacifism

 

Causes and effects of War

 

 

WORLD RELGION

 

 

BUDDHISM

 

 

Assessment

Term Assessment

Assessment

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Visit Mosque

Term Assessment