Religious Studies (& PSHE)

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Religious Studies (& PSHE)

autumn term

Topic
Overview

AQA GCSE RE: Christian beliefs

  • The nature of God
  • Creation
  • Beliefs about the afterlife and their importance
  • Beliefs and teachings about Jesus Christ and Salvation
AQA GCSE RE: Christian practices
  • Worship
  • The role of the sacraments
  • The nature and purpose of prayer
  • Religious festivals of Christmas and Easter
  • Church in the local community
  • Christian persecution
  • Charity
  • Mission and evangelism
  • Pilgrimage

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. 
    • Individual liberty

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

Links to careers with science, journalism and NGO’s

 

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/directed pieces of writing, knowing and understanding key vocabulary and answering practice exam questions.

 

 

spring term

Topic
Overview
AQA GCSE RE: Islamic beliefs
  • The six articles of faith in Sunni Islam and the five roots of 'Usul adDin' in Shi'a Islam
  • The Oneness and nature of God
  • Angels, including Jibril and Mika'il
  • Predestination/ human freedom and its relationship to the Day of Judgement
  • Life after death (Akhirah), human responsibility and accountability, resurrection, heaven and hell
  • Prophethood
  • The holy books
  • The imamate in Shi'a Islam: its role and significance

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
    • Individual liberty

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

Links to careers with journalism

 

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/directed pieces of writing, knowing and understanding key vocabulary and answering practice exam questions.

 

 

summer term

Topic
Overview

AQA GCSE RE: Islamic practices

  • Ten Obligatory Acts of Shi'a Islam
  • The 5 pillars of Islam
  • Jihad
  • The celebration of Id-ul-Adha, Id-ul-Fitr and Ashura
Relationships and sex education
  • Exploring family relationships

  • Healthy and unhealthy relationships and looking for the signs in each

  • Responsibilities
  • 'Sexting'
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Sex and the law
  • Contraception
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections

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.
    • Moral – Recognising right and wrong; respecting the law; understanding consequences; investigating moral and ethical issues; offering reasoned views.
    • B/V - The rule of law.  Individual liberty. 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 journalism, healthcare the 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/directed pieces of writing, knowing and understanding key vocabulary and answering practice exam questions.

 

 

Year 9 Religious Studies(& pshe)  Summary

Pupils in year 9 begin their full course (9-1) GCSE in Religious Studies (AQA - specification A). Pupils will explore both Christian and Islamic beliefs and practices.  They will be required to focus on two key components throughout the course: 1) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of religion and beliefs 2) Evaluate aspects of religion and belief, including their significance and influence.  As part of the healthy schools programme, pupils will explore the module: Relationships and sex education.