Religious Studies

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autumn term

Topic
Overview

AQA GCSE RE: Religion and life

Religious teachings, beliefs and attitudes about: The origins and value of the universe including: 

  • The relationship between scientific views, such as the Big Bang theory, and religious views.
  • The value of the world and the duty of human beings to protect it,
  • The use and abuse of animals and the environment

 

Religious teachings, beliefs and attitudes about: The origins and value of human life including:

  • The relationship between scientific views, such as evolution, and religious views.
  • The concepts of sanctity of life and the quality of life
  • Abortion, including situations when the mother's life is at risk
  • Euthanasia

Beliefs about death and an afterlife, and their impact on beliefs about the value of human life

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Spiritual - Exploring Christian and Islamic beliefs and experiences; respect faiths, feelings and values; Learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world.
    • Moral – Respect the law. Investigate moral and ethical issues. Offer reasoned views.
    • 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. The rule of law

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

Links to careers with science, medicine, law

 

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: Religion and life

(Continued)

(Continued)

AQA GCSE RE: Religion, crime and punishment

Religious teachings, beliefs and attitudes about: crime and the causes of crime including:

  • Good and evil intentions and actions
  • Reasons for crime
  • Opposition to an unjust law
  • Views about people who break the law for these reasons
  • Views about different types of crime

Religious teachings, beliefs and attitudes about: punishment including:

  • The aims of punishment: Retribution, Deterrence, Reformation
  • The treatment of criminals: Prison, Corporal punishment, Community service
  • Forgiveness
  • The death penalty

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Spiritual - Exploring Christian and Islamic beliefs and experiences; respect faiths, feelings and values; Learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world.
    • Moral – Respect the law. Investigate moral and ethical issues. Offer reasoned views.
    • 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. The rule of law 

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

Links to careers within 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.

 

 

summer term

Topic
Overview

AQA GCSE RE: Religion, crime and punishment (Continued)

(Continued)

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Spiritual - Exploring Christian and Islamic beliefs and experiences; respect faiths, feelings and values; Learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world.
    • Cultural – understanding, accepting, respecting and celebrating diversity.
    • Moral – Respect the law. Investigate moral and ethical issues. Offer 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 within 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 11 Religious Studies Summary

Pupils in year 11 continue and complete their full course (9-1) GCSE in Religious Studies (AQA - specification A). Pupils will examine two units: Religion and life and Religion, crime and punishment.  They will explore these two units primarily from Christian and Islamic viewpoints.  They will be required to focus on two key components throughout both topics: 1) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of religion and beliefs 2) Evaluate aspects of religion and belief, including their significance and influence.

 

 

 

 

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