Religious Education

Years 7-9

Introduction and Overview

Year 7

Thinking Through Humanities

In year 7, RE is taught through our 'Thinking Through Humanities' course, where we encourage the development of transferrable skills (learning to learn, relating to people, citizenship, managing information and managing situations) through the teaching of our subjects.

RE topics relate to a selection of the six main world faiths: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hindism, Buddhism and Sikhism. We investigate religious identity through food, clothing, buildings, writings and celebration.

We organise a joint Humanities visit to Ludlow, and a place of Historical and religious interest in the Spring term.

Year 8

Involves learning about religion, and includes:

  • Religious founders and leaders
  • Rites of passage
  • Pilgrimage

Year 9

This year is more focused on learning from religion, including:

  • ‘What do I believe?’  A philosophy based course looking at arguments for and against the existence of God, experiences of God and the debate between science and religion.
  • ‘The Human condition-What do I believe’ examines suffering and evil; How does belief affect our lives and the Holocaust. It also looks at the life and teachings of the Buddha

How to support your child

We are sure that you already do many of these things to support your child but here is a useful reminder for you to refer to:

  • Encourage wider reading
  • Ask them what they have learnt today
  • Help them to structure revision for tests and assessments
  • Support the completion of homework

Web Links

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/z6bw2hv

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/ztrqxnb

Additional Reading

See the library for a selection of books, or ask Mr Wright.

Years 10-11

Introduction and Overview

EDUCAS

Paper 1: Religious, Philosophical and Ethical Studies in the Modern World

Candidates will study the following four themes. All questions are compulsory.

  • Theme 1:Issues of Relationships
  • Theme 2:Issues of Life and Death
  • Theme 3:Issues of Good and Evil
  • Theme 4:Issues of Human Rights

Paper 2: Study of Christianity

Candidates will study the beliefs, teachings and practices of Christianity.

Paper 3: Study of a World Faith

Candidates will study the beliefs, teachings and practices of Judaism

How to support your child

We are sure that you already do many of these things to support your child but here is a useful reminder for you to refer to:

  • Encourage wider reading
  • Ask them what they have learnt today
  • Help them to structure revision for tests and assessments
  • Make good use of BBC Bitesize
  • Use revision guides to complete practice papers
  • Ensure homework is complete to the deadline

Web Links

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/

http://www.coolgeography.co.uk/GCSE/AQA%20GCSE.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news

Additional Reading

Use the in-house revision guide in tandem with lesson in year 11