Religious Education


Religious Studies at Key Stage 3. What will I learn? How will I be assessed?

Year 7

Classes are on a 12 Weeks rotation

Knowledge assessment

Christianity Who is Jesus?

Homework: The Golden Rule

The Trinity

Baptism

Islam: The 99 names of Allah

Homework: who was Muhammed (PBUH)?

The Five Pillars of Islam

The Ummah

Assessment on Christianity and Islam

The Life of the Buddha

Homework: Fool or wise; assess the Siddhartha’s choice.

The four noble truths

The Sanga

Judaism: Abraha

Year 8

Classes are on a 12 weeks

Christianity- The Bible

Design a front cover and a blurb for the bible

Stories from the Bible: Prodigal Son

Stories from the Bible; The Good Samaritan

Homework; Modern day good Samaritan story

Islam- The Quran

Religious Duties; Ramadan

Homework; produce a one day diary of how a Muslim would feel during Ramadan

Hadith

Assessment on Christianity and Islam

Hinduism – Religious teachings

 from the Vedas on the Trimurti Hindu creation Story

Reincarnation

Sikhism- Intro to Sikhism

Homework; Who are the 10 Guru’s?

Introduction to key stage 4 Evil and Suffering Lesson

Yr9

Classes are on a 18 week rotation

Places of Worship - The Church

Hajj

Homework why are places of worship important to people

The Mosque

The Synagogue

The Gurdwara

Assessment on places of worship

The Mandir

The Buddhist temple

Crime and Punishment- Introduction to crime and punishment

Homework, Types of Crime worksheet

Punishment

Prison

Religious Views on punishment

Capital punishment

Homework Should the death penalty be brought back in Britain

Assessment

Moors Murders

 

Religious Studies at Key Stage 3. What will I learn? How will I be assessed?

  Year 9 Year 10
Autumn Term

Key beliefs

• The nature of God:

• God as omnipotent, loving and just, and the problem of evil and suffering

• the oneness of God and the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

• Different Christian beliefs about creation including the role of Word and Spirit (John 1:1-3 and

Genesis 1:1-3).

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• Different Christian beliefs about the afterlife and their importance, including: resurrection and life

after death; judgement, heaven and hell.

Jesus Christ and salvation

• Beliefs and teachings about:

• the incarnation and Jesus as the Son of God

• the crucifixion, resurrection and ascension

• sin, including original sin

• the means of salvation, including law, grace and Spirit

• the role of Christ in salvation including the idea of atonement.

Key beliefs

• The nature of God:

• God as omnipotent, loving and just, and the problem of evil and suffering

• the oneness of God and the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

• Different Christian beliefs about creation including the role of Word and Spirit (John 1:1-3 and

Genesis 1:1-3).

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• Different Christian beliefs about the afterlife and their importance, including: resurrection and life

after death; judgement, heaven and hell.

Jesus Christ and salvation

• Beliefs and teachings about:

• the incarnation and Jesus as the Son of God

• the crucifixion, resurrection and ascension

• sin, including original sin

• the means of salvation, including law, grace and Spirit

• the role of Christ in salvation including the idea of atonement.
Spring Term

3.1.2.2 Practices

Worship and festivals

• Different forms of worship and their significance:

• liturgical, non-liturgical and informal, including the use of the Bible

• private worship.

• Prayer and its significance, including the Lord’s Prayer, set prayers and informal prayer.

• The role and meaning of the sacraments:

• the meaning of sacrament

• the sacrament of baptism and its significance for Christians; infant and believers' baptism;

different beliefs about infant baptism

• the sacrament of eucharist (Holy Communion) and its significance for Christians, including

different ways in which it is celebrated and different interpretations of its meaning.

• The role and importance of pilgrimage and celebrations including:

• two contrasting examples of Christian pilgrimage: Lourdes and Iona

• the celebrations of Christmas and Easter, including their importance for Christians in Great

Britain today.

The role of the church in the local and worldwide community

• The role of the Church in the local community, including food banks and street pastors.

• The place of mission, evangelism and Church growth.

• The importance of the worldwide Church including:

• working for reconciliation

• how Christian churches respond to persecution

• the work of one of the following: Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD),

Christian Aid, Tearfund.

3.1.2.2 Practices

Worship and festivals

• Different forms of worship and their significance:

• liturgical, non-liturgical and informal, including the use of the Bible

• private worship.

• Prayer and its significance, including the Lord’s Prayer, set prayers and informal prayer.

• The role and meaning of the sacraments:

• the meaning of sacrament

• the sacrament of baptism and its significance for Christians; infant and believers' baptism;

different beliefs about infant baptism

• the sacrament of eucharist (Holy Communion) and its significance for Christians, including

different ways in which it is celebrated and different interpretations of its meaning.

• The role and importance of pilgrimage and celebrations including:

• two contrasting examples of Christian pilgrimage: Lourdes and Iona

• the celebrations of Christmas and Easter, including their importance for Christians in Great

Britain today.

The role of the church in the local and worldwide community

• The role of the Church in the local community, including food banks and street pastors.

• The place of mission, evangelism and Church growth.

• The importance of the worldwide Church including:

• working for reconciliation

• how Christian churches respond to persecution

• the work of one of the following: Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD),

Christian Aid, Tearfund.

Summer Term

Beliefs and teachings

Key Beliefs

• The six articles of faith in Sunni Islam and five roots of Usul ad-Din in Shi’a Islam, including key

similarities and differences.

• The Oneness of God (Tawhid), Qur’an Surah 112.

• The nature of God: omnipotence, beneficence, mercy, fairness and justice (Adalat in Shi’a

Islam), including different ideas about God’s relationship with the world: immanence and

transcendence.

• Angels, their nature and role, including Jibril and Mika’il.

• Predestination and human freedom and its relationship to the Day of Judgement.

• Life after death (Akhirah), human responsibility and accountability, resurrection, heaven and

hell.

Authority

• Prophethood (Risalah) including the role and importance of Adam, Ibrahim and Muhammad.

• The holy books:

• Qur’an: revelation and authority

• the Torah, the Psalms, the Gospel, the Scrolls of Abraham and their authority.

• The imamate in Shi'a Islam: its role and significance.

3.1.5.2 Practices

Worship

• Five Pillars of Sunni Islam and the Ten Obligatory Acts of Shi’a Islam (students should study the

Five Pillars and jihad in both Sunni and Shi’a Islam and the additional duties of Shi’a Islam).

• Shahadah: declaration of faith and its place in Muslim practice.

• Salah and its significance: how and why Muslims pray including times, directions, ablution

(wudu), movements (rak’ahs) and recitations; salah in the home and mosque and elsewhere;

Friday prayer (Jummah); key differences in the practice of salah in Sunni and Shi’a Islam, and

different Muslim views about the importance of prayer.

Duties and festivals

• Sawm: the role and significance of fasting during the month of Ramadan including origins,

duties, benefits of fasting, the exceptions and their reasons, and the Night of Power, Qur’an

96:1-5.

• Zakah: the role and significance of giving alms including origins, how and why it is given,

benefits of receipt, Khums in Shi’a Islam.

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• Hajj: the role and significance of the pilgrimage to Makkah including origins, how hajj is

performed, the actions pilgrims perform at sites including the Ka’aba at Makkah, Mina, Arafat,

Muzdalifah and their significance.

• Jihad: different understandings of jihad: the meaning and significance of greater and lesser

jihad; origins, influence and conditions for the declaration of lesser jihad.

• Festivals and commemorations and their importance for Muslims in Great Britain today,

including the origins and meanings of Id-ul-Adha, Id-ul-Fitr, Ashura.

Beliefs and teachings

Key Beliefs

• The six articles of faith in Sunni Islam and five roots of Usul ad-Din in Shi’a Islam, including key

similarities and differences.

• The Oneness of God (Tawhid), Qur’an Surah 112.

• The nature of God: omnipotence, beneficence, mercy, fairness and justice (Adalat in Shi’a

Islam), including different ideas about God’s relationship with the world: immanence and

transcendence.

• Angels, their nature and role, including Jibril and Mika’il.

• Predestination and human freedom and its relationship to the Day of Judgement.

• Life after death (Akhirah), human responsibility and accountability, resurrection, heaven and

hell.

Authority

• Prophethood (Risalah) including the role and importance of Adam, Ibrahim and Muhammad.

• The holy books:

• Qur’an: revelation and authority

• the Torah, the Psalms, the Gospel, the Scrolls of Abraham and their authority.

• The imamate in Shi'a Islam: its role and significance.

3.1.5.2 Practices

Worship

• Five Pillars of Sunni Islam and the Ten Obligatory Acts of Shi’a Islam (students should study the

Five Pillars and jihad in both Sunni and Shi’a Islam and the additional duties of Shi’a Islam).

• Shahadah: declaration of faith and its place in Muslim practice.

• Salah and its significance: how and why Muslims pray including times, directions, ablution

(wudu), movements (rak’ahs) and recitations; salah in the home and mosque and elsewhere;

Friday prayer (Jummah); key differences in the practice of salah in Sunni and Shi’a Islam, and

different Muslim views about the importance of prayer.

Duties and festivals

• Sawm: the role and significance of fasting during the month of Ramadan including origins,

duties, benefits of fasting, the exceptions and their reasons, and the Night of Power, Qur’an

96:1-5.

• Zakah: the role and significance of giving alms including origins, how and why it is given,

benefits of receipt, Khums in Shi’a Islam.

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• Hajj: the role and significance of the pilgrimage to Makkah including origins, how hajj is

performed, the actions pilgrims perform at sites including the Ka’aba at Makkah, Mina, Arafat,

Muzdalifah and their significance.

• Jihad: different understandings of jihad: the meaning and significance of greater and lesser

jihad; origins, influence and conditions for the declaration of lesser jihad.

• Festivals and commemorations and their importance for Muslims in Great Britain today,

including the origins and meanings of Id-ul-Adha, Id-ul-Fitr, Ashura.