Religious Studies

Key Stage 3

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Students are introduced to the subject of RE by exploring the question, ‘What does RE mean to me?’ In this first module they are encouraged to look at issues of belief and diversity. They are then taught how to look for references in a Bible and explore how the Bible is useful to Christians.

During Year 7, students study Judaism, the life of Jesus and religion in literature. Students are encouraged to look for the allegorical meaning in the book, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. In the final half term, students explore the idea of what it means to be a hero/heroine.

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Students in Year 8 and encouraged to make comparisons between different world faiths such as Hinduism, Christianity, Sikhism and Islam. They explore the origins of these religions and the fundamental beliefs. In the final term, students explore how religion affects and is portrayed in Britain today. They are encouraged to ask and consider the big questions that affect society.

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Students in Year 9 start the year by studying Judaism and Buddhism. They are encouraged to examine their own beliefs and values in light of the religions they have studied. In the second half of the year, the course evolves to look at ethical issues in preparation for Key Stage 4. Students study Christian Values, Religion verses science, Morality and Crime and Punishment. Higher ability students will explore the basis ideas in philosophy.

Key Stage 4

GCSE Religious Studies 2016-18 (YEAR 10)

Course Title

Religious Studies

Examination Board

Edexcel

Qualification

GCSE

Specification

B : Beliefs in Action

QN Code

1RBO

Link to specification

 

Summary of course content

The GCSE qualification is made up of two main units:

1.Religion and Ethics (Christianity)

Students must study all four content sections based upon Christianity

  • Beliefs
  • Marriage and the Family
  • Living the Religious Life
  • Matters of Life and Death

2. Religion, Peace and Conflict (Islam)  Year 11

How will I be assessed?

Religion and ethics (Christianity)

Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes

50% of the qualification

Religion, Peace and Conflict (Islam) 1RBO

Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes

50% of the qualification

Both exams are taken at the end of Year 11

What type of activities take place in lessons?

Whole class discussion and small group discussions.

Analysing text and media.  ICT research activities.

Practise written answers.

What type of homework tasks will be set?

Research tasks.

Practice written answers.

Short essays.

Revision tasks

Useful links

https://www.pearsonactivelearn.com

www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=4070533

How will this help students in the future?

Studying RS GCSE is viewed favourably for work in the public sector.

The course skills links closely with study in, law, psychology, sociology and philosophy.

Good foundation for studying  A level Religious Studies

How will this course build on Key Stage 3?

The course content for Year 9 is designed to be a foundation for beliefs, ethics and crime and punishment.

KS3 assessments are set out in the same way as GCSE exam questions.

What Skills will I develop?

Critical evaluation, verbal and written arguments and analysis of text. You will learn to give reasoned arguments and to be able to look at issues form other perspectives. Increased understanding of how text and beliefs can be interpreted in different ways.


GCSE Religious Studies  2016-17 (YEAR 11) LEGACY SYLLABUS

Course Title

Religious Studies

Examination Board

Edexcel

Qualification

GCSE

Specification

B : Beliefs in Action

QN Code

1RBO

Link to specification

https://www.google.co.uk/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=mshfV9HkPOnR8gfrgJaABw&safe=vss&gws_rd=ssl#safe=strict&q=edexcel+rs+gcse+2016

Summary of course content

Religion, Peace and Conflict

Students must study all four content sections based upon their chosen religion.

  • Beliefs
  • Crime and Punishment
  •  Living the Religious Life
  •  Peace and Conflict

 

How will I be assessed?

 

Religion and ethics (Christianity)

Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes

50% of the qualification

Religion, Peace and Conflict (Islam) 1RBO

Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes

50% of the qualification

Both exams are taken at the end of Year 11

What type of activities take place in lessons?

Whole class discussion and small group discussions.

Analysing text and media.  ICT research activities.

Practise written answers.

What type of homework tasks will be set?

Research tasks.

Practice written answers.

Short essays.

Revision tasks

Useful links

https://www.pearsonactivelearn.com

www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=4070533

How will this help students in the future?

Studying RS GCSE is viewed favourably for work in the public sector.

The course skills links closely with study in, law, psychology, sociology and philosophy.

Good foundation for studying  A level Religious Studies

How will this course build on Key Stage 3?

The course content for Year 9 is designed to be a foundation for beliefs, ethics and crime and punishment.

KS3 assessments are set out in the same way as GCSE exam questions.

What Skills will I develop?

Critical evaluation, verbal and written arguments and analysis of text. You will learn to give reasoned arguments and to be able to look at issues form other perspectives. Increased understanding of how text and beliefs can be interpreted in different ways.