Religious Studies

Religious Studies is a statutory subject that aims to promote tolerance and understanding of others through the exploration of different faiths, beliefs, and traditions as well as helping students to reflect upon their own ideas and opinions in response to ‘big questions’ and a variety of moral issues.

Students will learn and develop key skills of analysis, application, debate and evaluation by exploring both their own and a variety of religious beliefs teachings and attitudes.

 

Year 7

All students study Religious Studies for two lessons per fortnight.  During each fortnight they will be set a minimum of one piece of homework. Progress is formally examined at the end of each nine week Teaching and Learning Quarter.
Quarter 1 Where do we come from? (Creation stories and spirituality)
Quarter 2 What are the challenges of the religions in our local area?
Quarter 3 Who is Jesus and did he really exist?
Quarter 4 Rights and Responsibilities (Stewardship, charity ad human rights)

Year 8

All students study Religious Studies for two lessons per fortnight.  During each fortnight they will be set a minimum of one piece of homework.  Progress is formally examined at the end of each nine week Teaching and Learning Quarter.
Quarter 1 Where do Muslims get their authority?
Quarter 2 Where do Sikhs get their authority?
Quarter 3 Is religion still relevant in today’s world?
Quarter 4 What is injustice and what can religions do about it?

Year 9

Students begin to study GCSE Religious Studies over two lessons per fortnight and they will receive a minimum of one piece of homework per fortnight. The examining body for this course is AQA, and the content of the course is yet to be confirmed by Ofqual.
Quarter 1 Islam
Quarter 2 Christianity
Quarter 3 Awaiting new GCSE specification
Quarter 4 Awaiting new GCSE specification

Year 10

Students study GCSE Religious Studies over two lessons per fortnight and will receive two pieces of homework per fortnight. The examining body for the course is AQA, and students will be studying specification B, unit 1 – Religion and Citizenship, and Unit 3 – religion and Morality over the two year course.
Quarter 1 Religious Attitudes to Drug Abuse
Quarter 2 Religious Attitudes to Crime and Punishment
Quarter 3 Religion and Relationships
Quarter 4 Religious Attitudes to Rich and Poor and Britain and World Poverty