Curriculum

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Is Religion an outdated, irrelevant subject? Hardly. A basic understanding of religion
and religions is indispensable knowledge for anyone functioning within a contemporary,
multicultural society. All children need to acquire core knowledge and understanding of the beliefs and practices of the religions and worldviews which not only shape their history and culture but which guide their own development. The modern world needs young people who are sufficiently confident in their own beliefs and values that they can respect the religious and cultural differences of others, and contribute to a
cohesive and compassionate society.

Curriculum Overview
Year 7 Year 8

•Journey of life- Who am I? Rites of Passage.
•Sikhism – Key Sikh beliefs, teachings and practices
•Planet Earth-Stewardship
•Judaism- Key Jewish beliefs, teachings and practices

•Phenomena– Aliens, magic, superstition, fairies, angels and miracles
•Religious Rebels– Jesus, Muhammed, Gandhi, Bonhoeffer, Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King
•Religion and the Media –Representation of religion in the news, soaps, music, radio and on TV
•Is this it– Life of Jesus, Easter, celebrating Easter, resurrection and resurrection through art

 

Year 9 Year 10

•Key beliefs in Christianity
•Jesus Christ and salvation
•Key beliefs in Islam
•Sources of Authority in Islam
•Worship in Christianity
•The role of the church

•Religion, philosophy and ethics theme 1- Relationships and Families
•Religion, philosophy and ethics theme 2- Religion, peace and conflict
•Religion, philosophy and ethics theme 3- Religion and Life
•Religion, philosophy and ethics theme 4- Religion, crime and punishment

Assessment

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

Exam Board Specification:  AQA

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Enrichment Offer

The Department has strong links with’ Birmingham City Mission’ who provide a range of workshops and assemblies. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.