Religion and Life

KS3 Overview 

NB: Y9 are to start the new GCSE earlier to allow for time restrictions and adaptation to new specifications

Each section of work in all year groups includes a formative assessment and a mixture of peer and self-assessment.

Each section of work has a homework which is given out at one stage across the 6/7 lessons per term- by teacher discretion).

7

Consider, express, evaluate

8

Consider, express, evaluate

9

Consider, express, evaluate

NB- progress indicators are shown at the beginning of a unit of work, written down by students and then referred to throughout the unit of work

Autumn (until Christmas)

   NB in all years and all terms there is the option for an extra lesson depending on the length of the term and therefore whether there are 6 or 7 lessons

C- The Island

1  Beliefs around the world following baseline assessment

2  Sacred texts

3  New life and sacred objects

4  Rules and morality

5  Leadership

6  Ceremonies of commitment

7  Membership

8  Prayer

9  Marriage

10  Festivals

11  Pilgrimage

12  Assessment

C-Putting Beliefs into Action

1 How can we put a belief into action e.g. of Ashya King and Ellie Simmonds

2 Malala 1

3 Malala 2

4 Assessment Creative, teacher marked – news report

5 Protests- case study How Facebook changed the world

6 Personal reflection

 

Homework- Famous protests

C-Capital Punishment- is it right?

1 Introduction, methods, arguments

2 religious views and cases

3 - 4 Assessment written and teacher marked  and documentary

 

Homework- Death row letter or poem

E-The Sanctity of life

1 The balloon exercise

2  Bart Simpson sells his soul

3 The soul exploration and reflection

4 Capitial punishment, an introduction, methods and arguments

5 Religious views about capital punishment and cases

6 Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

January onwards

 

GCSE introduction- TBC depending on the exam board courses and time allocation with a view to the best provision for students who will be following one of the below courses;

-Full Course option group

-Short Course

-Entry level

Spring (Christmas until Easter)

NB in all years and all terms there is the option for an extra lesson depending on the length of the term and therefore whether there are 6 or 7 lessons

E-Perfect world

1 What is wrong with the world?

2 Prime minister speech- what would you change in the world?

3 PM speech- peer work/assess

4 Isaiah’s vision of a perfect world

6 Personal reflection- my perfect world

Homework- Someone who has made the world a better place

E-What is right?

1Human Rights

2 Voting age

3 Prisoners vote debate

4 Assessment-peer presentations

5 Responsibility pies scenario 1 Charlie Hebdo

6 responsibility pies scenario 2 Jesus

Homework- create own political party

Summer (After Easter)

NB in all years and all terms there is the option for an extra lesson depending on the length of the term and therefore whether there are 6 or 7 lessons

E-Buddhism and beyond

1 Life of Buddha

2 4 noble truths/ 8 fold path

3 Buddhist worship and assessment- creative assessment

4 Samsara and life journeys/different types of journey (life, physical emotional etc.)

5 Pilgrimage- Hajj and Hindu

6 Challenging journeys and postcard

 

Homework- personal sacred place counts as assessment

 

E-Morality

1 What is morality?

2 Religious morals

3 Morality Scenarios

4 Assessment – advice letter

5 Absolute and relative morality

6 Morality in the news

 

 

Homework- Moral island

KS4 Overview

Exam Type

Full Course- 100% exam

Entry level- 100% controlled assessment

Examining body

AQA

WJEC Humanities Pathways

Relevant dates

To be examined May 2020 Year 11

Controlled assessments to be completed by April 2020     (Year 11)

Controlled assessments to be completed by April 2021     (Year 10)

Content and assessment

Study of Religions- 4 units (50% of final mark)

·         Christianity Beliefs and Teachings

·         Christianity Practices

·         Buddhism Beliefs and Teachings

·         Buddhism PRactices

Thematic Studies- 4 units (50% of final mark)

·        Crime and Punishment

·         Religion and Life

·         Relationships and Family

·         Peace and Conflict

Units to be followed in an order to the discretion of the teacher

Many units to choose from for assessment- for example

·         Responses to conflict in world events ( Based around Hotel Rwanda-film)

·         Taking a role in society (based on the UK parliamentary system)

·        Contentious issues ( such as knife crime, abortion, gender)

·         People and protest (based on important societal issues)

Units to be followed in an order to the discretion of the teacher


KS3 Standards

Steps to Success: Year 7 – My world, your world

Steps to Success: Year 8 - Who’s Rights

Steps to Success: Year 9 - Medical Ethics


Learning Journey

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R & L


Revision Links

AQA GCSE Religious Studies

BBC Bitesize GCSE Religious Studies


Improve Your Literacy

Make sure you can spell the words and understand their meanings

R&L Words


Homework

Key stage 3 pupils are issued a homework task each term to complete.
All pupils are expected to be up to date on current affairs even if they don't appear to link directly to religion.
At Key stage 4 pupils must revise current learning and be aware of ethical issues in the news.

Links to articles on same sex marriage:

  • The Guardian 'Britain's first same-sex marriages take place'
  • BBC 'Same-sex marriage now legal'
  • BBC' The people who oppose the gay marriage law'