Religious Education

Head of Department:
Mr Peter Kernaghan

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Religious Education

Year 7
AT Key Stage 3 all pupils follow the Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (2006-2011 and 2011 update).  The aim is to help children grow into religiously educated young people and ensure that RE makes a key contribution to the Every Child Matters agenda.  The syllabus seeks to engage pupils with key questions arising from the study of religion so as to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

The key questions addressed in Year 7 are:

  • Term 1 - Truth, belief and religion: What’s it got to do with me?
  • Term 2/3 - Was Jesus God on Earth?
  • Term 3 / 4 - What is the relevance of the teachings of the ten Sikh Guru's?
  • Term 5 - Who made the universe?
  • Term 6 - What does it mean to be religious in Britain today?

Year 8
At KS3 all students follow the Gloucestershire agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (2006-2011). The aim is to help students grow into religiously educated young people, asking questions arising from the study of religion so as to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

The key questions addressed in Year 8 are:

  • Term 1  Why is there suffering?
  • Term 2  Gotama Buddha: Do his experiences and teachings have relevance and meaning for people today?
  • Term 3   Do Jesus’ teachings stand the test of time?
  • Term 4/5 Good, bad, right, wrong, how do I decide?
  • Term 5/6  Is Religion a source of peace or conflict?

Year 9
In Year 9 we use the elements of the Gloucestershire agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (2006-2011) that match up with the examination board OCR religious studies specification B. Students explore Philososphical and Ethical issues that prepare them for either the short course examination at the end of Year 10 or given an option choice in addition to the full course at the end of Year 11.

The key themes addressed are:

  • Term 1 Religion and Spiritual Experience: Hinduism
  • Term 2 Religion and Equality – Peace and Justice Christianity, Islam
  • Term 3 Philosophy 1 Deity (Unit B601) - Christianity OCR
  • Term 4 Philosophy 1 Deity (Unit B601) - Christianity OCR
  • Term 5 End of Life (Unit B601) Christianity OCR
  • Term 6 End of Life (Unit B601) Christianity OCR
 
 

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