Key Stage 3 Religious Studies
Our aim is to learn about, and from, the world’s main religions.
In Year 7 we will study:
- Stories of the Faiths
- Sacred Books (Christianity, Islam and Judaism)
- Values (Christianity and Judaism)
- Enrichment Study 1 - Dr Martin Luther King
- Year 7 Curriculum Overview
In Year 8 we will study:
- Spirituality and Creativity
- Important Times and Days (Festivals of Light)
- Living the Faith (Judaism)
- Values (Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism)
- Living the Faith (Buddhism)
- Enrichment Study 2 - The Contribution of Islam to World Culture
- Year 8 Curriculum Overview
In Year 9 we will study:
- Rules and Responsibilities
- Important Times and Days (Islam and Judaism)
- Values (Islam)
- Religion and Ethics
- Introduction to GCSE Religious Education
- Year 9 Curriculum Overview
Our work will be accessible to students of all religions or no religion.
We will enjoy our lessons, look forward to homework, produce amazing work and by the end of Key Stage 3, will discover how having a religious belief affects the way people live their lives and the world we live in.
Key Stage 4 Religious Education
We will study the AQA AS-Level in 2 units: one in Year 10, the other in Year 11. There is a choice of modules which will be determined by the class. Any two of:
- (a) Old Testament – introduction to the OT world, God’s relationship with His people, OT prophecy, and an in-depth study of the book of Amos.
- (b) New Testament – how the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke came into being; an in-depth study of Jesus’ teaching in the gospels; an in-depth study of Jesus’ trial, arrest and crucifixion in the gospels (including the surrounding theology); and an in-depth study of the resurrection of Jesus in the gospels.
- (c) Philosophy of Religion – examination of the cosmological argument for the existence of God (how can we know God exists?), examination of religious experience (do miracles or near-death experiences prove God exists?), exploration of how psychology impacts religious claims (has our understanding of the brain got rid of the need for a soul?), and study of the rise of postmodernism and atheism (why does Richard Dawkins believe what he does?).
- (d) Philosophy, Religion and Science – i) How are we to understand miracles? ii) Was this world created or is it an accident? iii) Does the design of this world prove that God exists? iv) An exploration of quantum mechanics and its implications for understanding the building blocks of the universe.
- Year 10 Curriculum Overview
- Year 11 Curriculum Overview
All student will sit an examination at the end of Year 10 and Year 11. Each will be worth 50% of the AS-Level.
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