Religious Studies

Director of Specialism: Miss E Butler
Teacher: Mr R Law
Subject: RS

Year: 7
Autumn First Half Ultimate questions - Philosophical enquiry into questions such as ‘Why are we here?’, ‘Why is there suffering in the world?’ and ‘What happens when we die?
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Autumn Second Half Ultimate questions - Philosophical enquiry into questions such as ‘Why are we here?’, ‘Why is there suffering in the world?’ and ‘What happens when we die?
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Spring First Half Introduction to World Religions - Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Hinduism.
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Spring Second Half Introduction to World Religions - Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Hinduism.
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Summer First Half Christianity - The Life of Jesus, The Bible
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Summer Second Half Christianity - The Life of Jesus, The Bible
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Subject: RS

Year: 8
Autumn First Half Inspirational People - How religious beliefs affect the actions of Martin Luther King Jnr, Gandhi, Aung San Suu Kyi, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali.
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Autumn Second Half Inspirational People - How religious beliefs affect the actions of Martin Luther King Jnr, Gandhi, Aung San Suu Kyi, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali.
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Spring First Half Islam - Beliefs, Practices, Islamophobia.
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Spring Second Half Islam - Beliefs, Practices, Islamophobia.
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Summer First Half Religion, Conflict and Peace - 9/11, 7/7, Northern Ireland, Israel/Palestine.
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Summer Second Half Religion, Conflict and Peace - 9/11, 7/7, Northern Ireland, Israel/Palestine.
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Subject: RS

Year: 9
Autumn First Half Moral Issues - Abortion, Euthanasia, Crime and Punishment, Capital Punishment, War.
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Autumn Second Half Moral Issues - Abortion, Euthanasia, Crime and Punishment, Capital Punishment, War.
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Spring First Half Religion and Equality - Gender, Race, Income.
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Spring Second Half Religion and Equality - Gender, Race, Income.
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Summer First Half Will Religion Survive? - New religions and Cults - Jonestown, Waco, Scientology, Rasta,Wicca, Jedi, Cargo Cults.
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Summer Second Half Will Religion Survive? - New religions and Cults - Jonestown, Waco, Scientology, Rasta,Wicca, Jedi, Cargo Cults.
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Text Book/s:  There is no single book that covers the wide variety of topics covered in KS3
and we do not use textbooks in class.  The best approach would be to read around the
particular topic being studied using relevant news articles, websites, books etc.  Your RS
teacher will be able to direct you to specific books depending on the topic as required.

Assessment/exams: End of unit, once a term.


Subject: RS

Year: 10 - WJEC Religious Studies Specification B
Autumn First Half Our World  - Religious teachings about the place and purpose of humankind in the world.  How did the Universe begin?  Why should we care for the world?
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Autumn Second Half Relationships - What is ‘love’?  Religious marriage ceremonies, views on family.
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Spring First Half Looking for Meaning - Nature of God, why do some people believe in God and some don’t?  What is the value of religion in secular society?
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Spring Second Half Is it fair?   -   Why are people prejudiced?  Gender, Race and Class Equality.  Social Responsibility and the Media.
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Summer First Half Religion and Conflict - Religious teachings about peace.  Conflict and War.  Just War Theory.  Non-Violent Protest.
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Summer Second Half Religion and Medicine - The Sanctity of Life.  Medical and ethical decisions.  Whose choice is it? Abortion, Euthanasia, IVF.
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Subject: RS

Year: 11
Autumn First Half Religious Expression - Ways faith can be expressed.  Worship, symbolism, pilgrimage, evangelism.
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Autumn Second Half Authority: Religion and State - Why should we obey Authority?  Duty.  Religious views on Capital Punishment.  What happens when authorities clash?  What if the authorities clash?  Human Rights
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Spring First Half Authority:  Religion and State - Why should we obey Authority?  Duty.  Religious views on Capital Punishment.  What happens when authorities clash?  What if the authorities clash?  Human Rights
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Spring Second Half Revision lessons during and after school.
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Summer First Half Revision lessons during and after school.
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Summer Second Half Revision lessons during and after school.
Pupils assessed through - Exam style assessments and book work.
Textbooks: (Two Books) ‘WJEC Believing and Living for WJEC Specification B, Unit 1’ and
‘WJEC Believing and Experiencing for WJEC Specification B, Unit 2’
Assessment/exams: End of Yr 11 -  Two exams, each exam is 1 hour 45 minutes long.



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