Citizenship & Religious Studies

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Please note: school closes on Friday 20th December at 12.45pm for the Xmas holiday and re-opens on Monday 6th January normal time, 8.40am.

Citizenship & Religious Studies

autumn term

Topic
Overview
What is good and what is challenging about being a Muslim or Sikh in Britain today?
  • What’s it like to be a young Muslim in Britain today? The idea of belonging to the Ummah and to a local mosque. 
  • How can Muslims respond when they are pictured as terrorists or fanatics? Why does this happen? 
  • What is Jihad, and how can it be understood by non-Muslims? 
  • Who is a Sikh? What is going on in British Sikhism today? 
  • How are an ancient language and the Sikh scriptures important to Sikhs today? 
  • What identities might a Sikh person hold?  Why did Sikhs come to the UK? 
Crime & Society
  • What is crime and what are the causes?
  • Local crime statistics
  • The role of the police
  • The dangers and impact of knife crime
  • The importance and role of the criminal justice system

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Spiritual - Exploring Islamic and Sikh beliefs and experience; respecting faiths, feelings and values; Learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world.
    • Cultural - understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.
    • Moral- Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views
    • BV - Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.
    • The rule of law

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

    • Possibility of migration in looking for job opportunities.
    • Links to jobs within the Police Service and wider criminal justice system

 

Home Learning this Term

To support the learning within the subject, pupils will be expected to undertake independent research outside of the lesson preparing for class activities.  They will also be expected to complete a range of other tasks including:  extended and directed pieces of writing as well as more creative aspects of learning.

 

spring term

Topic
Overview
Christianity with a focus on: What is so radical about Jesus?
  • What was Jesus like?

  • Why did some people have a problem with Jesus?

  • Why was Jesus seen as so radical?
  • The importance of prayer
  • Faith in action
  • The church: a place of worship and a place of community

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Spiritual - Exploring Christian beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; Learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world.
    • Cultural - understanding, accepting, respecting and celebrating diversity
    • BV - Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

    • Links to careers with design and architecture

 

Home Learning this Term

To support the learning within the subject, pupils will be expected to undertake independent research outside of the lesson preparing for class activities.  They will also be expected to complete a range of other tasks including:  extended and directed pieces of writing as well as more creative aspects of learning.

 

summer term

Topic
Overview
Islam
  • Who is Prophet Mohammed and why is he so special to Muslims?
  • The Five Pillars of Islam: Shahadah, Salat, Zakat, Sawm, Hajj
  • The mosque: a place of worship and a place of community. 
Active Citizenship
  • Participate in leading, planning/organising a community fundraising initiative

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Spiritual - Exploring Islamic beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; Learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world.
    • Cultural – understanding, accepting, respecting and celebrating diversity.
    • Social – participating in the local community; volunteering and cooperating with others
    • B/V - Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith Democracy

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

    • Links to careers with NGO’s, marketing, management, business and finance

 

Home Learning this Term

To support the learning within the subject, pupils will be expected to undertake independent research outside of the lesson preparing for class activities. They will also be expected to complete a range of other tasks including extended and directed pieces of writing as well as more creative aspects of learning.

 

Year 7 Citizenship & Religious Studies Summary

During year 7 pupils will explore the two subjects of Citizenship and Religious Studies.  Within Citizenship they will explore the impact of crime upon the individual/society and the criminal justice system.  They will also demonstrate their ability to be ‘Active Citizens’, by planning a fundraising event for a chosen charity.  In Religious Studies, pupils are taught in line with the locally agreed syllabus, building upon foundations from primary school. These foundations primarily focus on: Knowing about/understanding religions and worldviews, expressing/communicating ideas and gaining/deploying skills. In Christianity, they will explore some of the key themes and ideas of Jesus’ message.  They will consider the strengths and challenges of being a Sikh or Muslim in contemporary society and investigate Islamic practices, most notably through the 5 pillars of Islam.