Religious Studies (Y10-Y11)
Religious Studies challenges students with questions about belief, values, meaning, purpose and truth, enabling them to develop their own attitudes towards religious issues.
Students will also gain an appreciation of how religion, philosophy and ethics form the basis of our culture and influences attitudes on a variety of topical issues.
Religious identities inspire individuals and communities as they take action in the world. Some actions are positive; providing help to those in need, or providing a sense of community to those who adhere to the religion. Other actions are negative; violence against rivals or intolerance for others. These actions, positive and negative, are rooted in how religious beliefs influence people to see the world, and how it influences them to act. Religious Studies allows us to see the similarities and differences between world views, and with our own. If we develop an understanding of these beliefs and practices we can come to understand how and why different religious groups see the world differently, how and why individuals and groups often act in the way that they do.
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|Year 10||Year 11|
|Term 1||Thematic studies: Religion, peace and conflict||
Study of religion: Christian beliefs
Thematic studies: Relationships and families
|Assessment||Exam style questions on Islamic beliefs and practices, Christian beliefs and practices, and Religion, peace and conflict||Trial exam – Christian beliefs, Sikh practices, Relationships and families, and Religion, peace and conflict.|
Study of religion: Christian practices
Thematic studies: Religion and life
|Assessment||Exam style questions on Islamic beliefs and practices, Christian beliefs and practices, and Religion, crime and punishment||Exam style questions on Christian practices, and Religion and life|
|Term 3||Thematic studies: Religion and life||
Thematic studies: Religion and lifeRevision for GCSE exams
|Assessment||Trial exam: Christian beliefs, Islamic beliefs, Religion, peace and conflict, and Religion, crime and punishment.||Exam style questions to aid revision|
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