Religious Education

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Schemes of Work 2017/2018

Year 7

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Year 8

Term 1

Year 9

Term 1-4

Year 10

Term 1

Schemes of Work 2015/2016

Year 7

Term 5

Term 4

Term 3

Term 2

Term 1

Year 8

Term 5

Term 4

Term 3

Term 2

Term 1

Year 9 GCSE Scheme & Year 9 KS3 Scheme

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Term 3

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Term 1

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Year 10

Term 6

Term 5

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Term 1

Year 11

Term 4 and 5

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Term 1

Yom Kippur Assembly

Jill Rosenheim, Chair of Gloucestershire Liberal Jewish Community will be taking assembly on Monday 21st September. She will speak about Yom Kippur (Day of Attonement - Most sacred and solemn day in the Jewish Calendar).

For more info visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/religion/judaism/yom_kippur.shtml

World Faith Calendar

Overview

R.E. at KS3 and KS4 will be introduced from September 2015. We shall be following the agreed R.E. syllabus produced by SACRE. Please click on the link below for more details.

R.E. syllabus for KS3

KS3

In Key Stage 3, religious education focuses on engaging students in developing a broader understanding of beliefs and the impact of religion on people’s lives and on society. Through their study, students work towards two key attainment targets; ‘learning about religion’ and ‘learning from religion’ and as result, are expected to:

  • deepen their understanding of important beliefs, concepts and issues of truth and authority in religion;
  • apply their understanding of religious and philosophical beliefs, teachings and practices to a range of ultimate questions and ethical issues, with a focus on self-awareness, relationships, rights and responsibilities;
  • enquire into and explain some personal, philosophical, theological and cultural reasons for similarities and differences in religious beliefs and values, both within and between religions;
  • interpret religious texts and other sources, recognising both the power and limitations of language and other forms of communication in expressing ideas and beliefs;
  • reflect upon the impact of religion in the world, considering both the importance of interfaith dialogue and the tensions that exist within and between religions and beliefs;
  • develop their evaluative skills, showing reasoned and balanced viewpoints when considering their own and others’ responses to religious, philosophical and spiritual issues.

The Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus is followed, which is taught thematically with respect to three focal religions; Christianity, Sikhism and Buddhism, whilst aspects of Judaism, Hinduism and Islam are brought in as appropriate to the following themes and concepts:

Autumn

Believing

Y7

Y8

Y9*

Beliefs: Big Questions
Is there a God? What and why do people believe?
Who made the universe?
Why is there suffering?
Death: Is it the end?

Teachings
Was Jesus God on earth?
Do the teachings of Jesus stand the test of time?
Gotama Buddha: Do his experiences and teachings have relevance and meaning for people today?
Teachings of the Ten Gurus: What meaning and relevance do these have for Sikhs today?

Spring

Expressing

Expressions of Spirituality
How do humans express their spirituality?

Religion Today
What does it mean to be a Christian/ Muslim/Buddhist/Sikh/Jew/Hindu in Britain today?

Summer

Living

Ethics & Values
Good and bad; right and wrong – how do I decide?

Beliefs into Actions
How do Buddhist beliefs motivate the actions of Aung San Suu Kyi?
Beliefs and Global Issues
Religion, peace and conflict: Living together: are religions a source of peace or a cause of conflict?

*As Religious Education is a new subject to Al Ashraf Secondary School as of September 2015, Y8 and Y9 students will be taught the same content to ensure Y9 students have the necessary foundations to study RE to a higher level. Y9 also begin the GCSE syllabus alongside their KS3 studies; see GCSE RE overview for more details.

KS4

Religious Education at key Stage 4 is a thriving subject in which all topics are clearly structured to provide a fast-paced and challenging lesson that deals honestly with the basic questions of life.

The Religious department has inspired great interest leading to outstanding GCSE results with up to 100% of girls attaining A*-C grades reflect the department’s excellent reputation for teaching and learning, and the support that students receive if required.

All Pupils are offered the opportunity to undertake the full course Religious Studies which will be studied from year 9 all the way through to year 11.

Religious Studies encourages students to think about their own beliefs through the exploration of other major faiths. It enables the students to foster deeper understanding of religious and moral view points. Key beliefs of major Faiths – secular world views - in particular a humanist approach to life are also examined. This will allow the students to bear the differing views of others and the right of others to hold views which are different to their own.

Religious Studies Students will leave with a lifelong appreciation of the central role faith has and aid greater tolerance and respect for the wider community.

The subject offers great scope for learning about, and learning from, different religious backgrounds, through classroom study, stimulating ideas and visits to local places of worship.

Students learn individually and in collaborative group situations, developing analytical skills and debating skills.

Programme of Study - September 2015 to July 2016

YEAR 10 – Edexcel Specification 2009

Unit 4 Religion and Life Based on the Study of Islam

This unit requires students to study the relationship between Islam and life in the UK.

There are four sections covering:

  1. Believing in God
  2. Matters of Life and Death
  3. Marriage and the Family
  4. Community Cohesion

YEAR 11 – Edexcel Specification 2009

Unit 11 Islam

This unit requires students to study the nature of Islam and its effects on the lives of Muslim believers in the UK.

There are four sections covering:

  1. Beliefs and Values
  2. Community and Tradition
  3. Worship and Celebration
  4. Living the Muslim Life

Resource Material

The Gloucestershire Religious Education Agreed Syllabus

World Faiths

Assemblies

Calendar