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Religious Studies

Why is the subject important?

The Religious Studies curriculum equips students with a strong command of explicit knowledge surrounding the main faiths around the world. This is important because around 84% of people globally identify with a religious group, therefore we must ensure our students understand the beliefs and practices of all people. The Year 7 and 8 curriculum will equip students with the key theological understanding of 5 main religions; Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. 聽Once students have a strong theological understand of the 5 main religions, they will put these theological understandings into practice. They will examine religious and non-religious perspectives on contemporary issues such as business ethics, war, justice and the care for our environment. This will begin to teach them where their own ethical opinions come from, beginning to understand their own views on the world around them. This is in line with the national curriculum that also has a clear focus on the wider world. The curriculum is designed to build and develop skills within our students, such as, critical thinking and reasoning skills. We want our students at 马报免费论坛 to leave school being able to understand the world around them and being able to articulate their views in an educated manner.

Year 7

What will I be studying?

  • Does God Exist?
  • How is God portrayed in the Old Testament?
  • Why was God needed on Earth?
  • What are the main beliefs in Islam?
  • How does religion influence people today?

Career Links

Careers – Journalist, social worker, community development worker, Muslim chaplain officer.

Employability links – Allows students to understand people around them and accept, empathise and understand people with different views, beliefs, cultures and religions.

How will I be assessed?

Students will be assessment using three assessments throughout the year, these will take place in Term 2, Term 4 and Term 6. The assessments will cover the content students learn within the lesson and will be both knowledge and skill based.

Students will also take part in the Masters of Recall assessments which take place at the end of each term to assess the retention of new knowledge covered within the term. This will assess the retention of knowledge from the knowledge organisers.

Knowledge Organisers

  • Term 1 – Does God Exist?
  • Term 2 – How is God portrayed in the Old Testament?
  • Term 3 -Why was God needed on Earth?
  • Term 4 – Why was God needed on Earth?
  • Term 5 – What are the main beliefs in Islam?
  • Term 6 – How does religion influence people today?

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zb48q6f
  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1pYRg2f202rqWHrp3ywhTyX/religions-of-the-world

What will I be studying?

  • How does the Old Testament influence the Abrahamic Faiths (Genesis – Creation)?
  • How does the Old Testament influence the Abrahamic Faiths (Genesis – Abraham)?
  • How does the Old Testament influence the Abrahamic Faiths (Exodus – Moses)?
  • How do Christian’s worship God?
  • How does re-incarnation influence the Dharmic Faiths?
  • What are the main beliefs in Sikhism?

Career Links

Careers – Journalist, festival coordinator, environmentalist, spiritual advisor, probation officer, police officer, food bank coordinator.

Employability links – Enables students to consider the challenges of an event coordinator from the point of view of sustainability.

How will I be assessed?

Students will be assessment using three assessments throughout the year, these will take place in Term 2, Term 4 and Term 6. The assessments will cover the content students learn within the lesson and will be both knowledge and skill based.

Students will also take part in the Master of Recall assessments which take place at the end of each term to assess the retention of new knowledge covered within the term. This will assess the retention of knowledge from the knowledge organisers.

Regular knowledge recall will take place at the beginning of every lesson.

Knowledge Organisers

  • Term 1 – How does the Old Testament influence the Abrahamic Faiths (Genesis – Creation)?
  • Term 2 – How does the Old Testament influence the Abrahamic Faiths (Genesis – Abraham)?
  • Term 3 – How does the Old Testament influence the Abrahamic Faiths (Exodus – Moses)?
  • Term 4 – How do Christian’s worship God?
  • Term 5 – How does re-incarnation influence the Dharmic Faiths?
  • Term 6 – What are the main beliefs in Sikhism?

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

What will I be studying?

  • Does God exist?
  • What is Ethics?
  • How are ethical theories applied?
  • Should we decide who lives & who dies?
  • What is the Prophecy of the Messiah?

Career Links

Careers – NHS ethical advisor, climate change advisor, HR manager, CEO, military personnel.

Employability links – Enables students to think critically and understand ethics and how this impacts the workplace.

How will I be assessed?

Students will be assessment using three assessments throughout the year; these will take place in November, March and June. The assessments will cover the content students learn within the lesson and will be both knowledge and skill based.

Students will also take part in the Masters of Recall assessments, which take place at the end of each term to assess the retention of new knowledge covered within the term. This will assess the retention of knowledge from the knowledge organisers.

Regular knowledge recall will take place at the beginning of every lesson.

Knowledge Organisers

  • Term 1 鈥 Does God exist?
  • Term 2 鈥 What is Ethics?
  • Term 3 鈥 How are ethical theories applied?
  • Term 4 鈥 Should we decide who lives & who dies?
  • Term 5 鈥 Should we decide who lives & who dies?
  • Term 6 鈥 What is the Prophecy of the Messiah?

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9khfrd
  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/z9r4wmn/revision/1

Who to contact about Phase Two Religious Studies:

Miss Woolford 鈥 Associate Senior Lead/Curriculum Leader Humanities 鈥 s.woolford@halifax.trinitymat.org

What will I be studying?

Full Course Religious Studies students will study:

Paper One:

  • Christian Beliefs
  • Christian Practices
  • Muslim Beliefs
  • Muslim Practices

Paper Two:

  • Theme A: Relationships and Families
  • Theme B: Religion and Life
  • Theme D: Religion, Peace and Conflict
  • Theme E: Religion, Crime and Punishment

Short Course Religious Studies students will study:

Paper One:

  • Christian Beliefs
  • Muslim Beliefs
  • Theme A: Relationships and Families
  • Theme D: Religion, Peace and Conflict

Career Links

Year 10

Careers – Civil servant, charity worker, community development worker, social worker, army officer, police officer, solicitor, judge, healthcare professional.

Employability links – Enables students to develop critical thinking skills and use and analyse evidence to support an argument.

Year 11

Careers – Healthcare professional, civil servant, charity worker, community development worker, social worker, army officer, police officer, solicitor, judge.

Employability links – Enables students to broaden their communication, critical thinking, and decision-making skills.

How will I be assessed?

Full Course students will be assessed across two 1 hour 45 minute GCSE examination papers.
Short Course students will be assessed across one 1 hour45 minute GCSE examination paper.

Which examination board am I following?

Students study the AQA Religious Studies Specification A 鈥 Christianity & Islam 鈥 Themes A, B, D & E.

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

Who to contact about Phase Three RS:

Miss Woolford 鈥撀燗ssociate Senior Lead / Curriculum Leader Humanities聽聽鈥撀s.woolford@halifax.trinitymat.org

 

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