Religious Education

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Year 7

RE will help you develop important skills for life and learning. In RE this year you’ll get the chance to follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest thinkers who have ever lived and to explore some of the most important questions that have ever been asked. Where did we come from? Why are we here? What do different religions believe? You’ll discover how answers to these questions have affected the lives of people across the world from thousands of years ago to the present day.

 

Term

Topic

Key Task

Autumn

Ultimate Questions

Task 1: Does God exist debate and extended writing.

Spring

Christianity

Task 2: How have humans shaped landscape around us?

Summer

Islam

Task 3: How do our consequences have actions?

Year 8

RE will help you develop important skills for life and learning. In RE this year you’ll get the chance to follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest thinkers who have ever lived and to explore some of the most important questions that have ever been asked. What is Hinduism? What kind of person should I be? How do actions have consequences? You’ll discover how answers to these questions have affected the lives of people across the world from thousands of years ago to the present day.

Term

Module

Key Task

Autumn

Hinduism

Task 1: What ideas and inventions have changed the world?

Spring

Stereotyping, discrimination and prejudice

Task 2: What can be done differently?

Summer

Buddhism

Task 3: Have we benefitted from the industrial revolution?

 

 

 

Year 9

RE will help you develop important skills for life and learning. In RE this year you’ll get the chance to follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest thinkers who have ever lived and to explore some of the most important questions that have ever been asked. What is Judaism? How do we know what is right and wrong? You’ll discover how answers to these questions have affected the lives of people across the world from thousands of years ago to the present day.

 

Term

Topic

Key Task

Autumn

Judaism

Task 1: Leaflet/poster of the Jewish faith

Spring

What is Ethics?

Task 2: How do we make moral decisions?

Task 3: End of Year Exam

Summer

Philosophy

Task 4: Class debate on a subject of their choosing

 

 

Year 10

WJEC GCSE Religious Studies provides opportunities for candidates to follow a course that is coherent and that balances knowledge of core beliefs, teachings and practices of at least two religions, with an understanding of how they can be applied to philosophical and ethical themes. Content is organised around key questions and learners should be encouraged to pose ethical questions of their own.

 

The full programme of study is outlined below: 

WJEC GCSE Religious Studies

% of GCSE

Exam

Teaching times

Unit 1

Religion and Ethical Issues

50%

2 hours

Y10

Unit 2

Religion and Philosophical Issues

50%

2 hours

Y11

 

Year 10:

Unit 1: Religion and Ethical Issues

The core themes assessed in this unit are:

  • Christianity
    • Beliefs
      • God
      • Jesus as God Incarnate
    • Practices
      • Morality
      • Church
    • Judaism
      • Beliefs
        • The concept of God
        • Sacred place
      • Practices
        • Practices that demonstrate beliefs about God
        • Worship in the home and the synagogue
      • Issues of Life and Death
        • The world
        • The origin and value of human life
        • Beliefs about the afterlife
      • Issues of Good and Evil
        • Crime and Punishment
        • Forgiveness
        • Good, Evil and Suffering

This unit is 50% of the GCSE and is examined in the summer of Year 11.

Useful links

http://resources.wjec.co.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

If you need any further support please contact Mrs J. Jacques-Butterworth at the School.

Year 11

WJEC GCSE Religious Studies provides opportunities for candidates to follow a course that is coherent and that balances knowledge of core beliefs, teachings and practices of at least two religions, with an understanding of how they can be applied to philosophical and ethical themes. Content is organized around key questions and learners should be encouraged to pose philosophical questions of their own.

The full programme of study is outlined below: 

WJEC GCSE Religious Studies

% of GCSE

Exam

Teaching times

Unit 1

Religion and Ethical Issues

50%

2 hours

Y10

Unit 2

Religion and Philosophical Issues

50%

2 hours

Y11

 Year 11: – Unit 2: Religion and Philosophical Issues

The core themes assessed in this unit are:

  • Christianity
    • Beliefs
      • The Bible
      • The Afterlife
    • Practices
      • Life’s Journey
      • Special Places
    • Judaism
      • Beliefs
        • Sacred Texts
        • The Covenant
      • Practices
        • The use of sacred texts
        • Jewish Identity
      • Issues of Relationships
        • Relationships
        • Sexual relationships
        • Issues of equality: gender prejudice and discrimination
      • Issues of Human Rights
        • Human Rights and Social Justice
        • Prejudice and Discrimination
        • Issues of wealth and poverty

This unit is 50% of the GCSE and is examined in the summer of Year 11.

Useful links

http://resources.wjec.co.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

If you need any further support please contact Mrs J. Jacques-Butterworth at the School.