Religious Education

SPIRITUALITY

The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility and forgiveness – Dalai Lama

Staff:

Mr D Rose  BA (Hons)

Mrs R Soper  BA (Hons)

Key Stage 3 Programme of Study (Year 7 & 8):

Year 7 Topics:

  • RE in the World Today
  • What does it mean to be a Sikh?
  • Pilgrimage
  • Founders of Faith
  • What does it means to be a Buddhist?

Year 8 Topics:

  • The Bible
  • What does it mean to be a Hindu?
  • Spirited Arts
  • Inspirational Religious Leaders
  • What does it means to be a Muslim?

Key Stage 4 Programme of Study for OCR Religious Studies – J625 (Years 7, 8 & 9):

Christianity (Beliefs, Teachings and Practices):

  • The Nature of God
  • Creationism
  • The Life and Teachings of Jesus
  • The Concept of Salvation
  • Life after Death
  • Worship (including Prayer)
  • Sacraments e.g. Baptism, Marriage etc.
  • Pilgrimage and Celebrations
  • The Role of the Global Church
  • Mission and Evangelism

Judaism (Beliefs, Teachings and Practices):

  • The Nature of G-d
  • The Covenant of Sinai
  • The Messiah and Promised Land
  • Ethical and Moral Principles
  • Sanctity of Life and End of Life
  • Worship (including Prayer)
  • The Law
  • Shabbat
  • Festivals and Dietary Laws
  • Rituals

Philosophy and Ethics:

  • God’s Existence
  • Euthanasia (Assisted Suicide)
  • Abortion
  • Equality in the World
  • Attitudes towards War
  • Causes and Responses to Terrorism
  • Secularism and Atheism
  • Civil Partnerships (Same-Sex Marriage)
  • Divorce
  • Sexual Relationships and Contraception

How will students be assessed at Key Stage 4?

  • Study a combination of four Philosophy and Ethics Topics (1 x 2hr exam = 50%)
  • Study of Christianity – Beliefs, Teachings and Practices (1 x 1hr exam = 25%)
  • Study of Judaism – Beliefs, Teachings and Practices (1 x 1hr exam = 25%)
  • Please note there will be no controlled assessments or coursework to complete.

Useful websites: