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Religious Studies

All students take Religious Studies GCSE.

Religious Studies is about who we are and what we believe, as individuals and collectively. Exploring different religions and beliefs enables our students to respond personally and intellectually to some of the most important issues affecting society today. We encourage girls to adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to a subject which develops their empathy and cultural understanding.

  Autumn Spring Summer

Year 7
Getting to grips with religion :

Abrahamic Faiths

Christianity

 

INTRO ASSESSMENT 

What is religion?
Sociology:
-What is religion?
-Why are people religious and others not?
-Is it a force for good?
-Demographics of religion in UK
-History of religion in the UK
-Impact of religion 

ASSESSMENT 

Approx. 10 lessons 

Investigation into the Abrahamic faiths: Judaism and Islam
-Common history
-How they are distinct
-Students research into Judaism and Islam (1/2 class do each)
-Students to teach one another.
-Analysis of similarities and differences

ASSESSMENT

Approx. 10 lessons

What does it mean to be a Christian: Christian Love

ASSESSMENT

Church Visit

EXAM

Approx. 10 lessons

Year 8

Making sense of the world:

Other world views

Atheism: Why do some people not believe in God?
-Rise of secularism
-Humanism

Humanist speaker

ASSESSMENT

Approx. 10 lessons

Islam: Prophethood, Revelation & the Qur’an

ASSESSMENT

Approx. 10 lessons

Buddhism and the meaning of life

Approx. 10 lessons

Buddhist speaker

Leamington Mandir/ Gurdwara Visit in Activity Week

EXAM

Year 9

Asking Difficult Questions

Preparing for GCSE

What does it mean to be human?
Look at different views of being human

Approx 10 lessons

ASSESSMENT

Responding to Suffering:
Ethical and Philosophical responses to the Holocaust/ Genocide
Views of war Problem of Evil and Suffering
Writings of Primo Levi

Approx. 10 lessons
Trip to Holocaust Museum?

ASSESSMENT

Begin GCSE RS

Jesus Christ & Salvation

Approx. 10 lessons

Speakers/visit in Activity Week

EXAM

Religious Studies GCSE (edexcel: 2RS01)
2 exams (100%)

Students consider "Religion and Life" and "Religion and Society". The aim is to introduce and explore different social issues , for example racism, sexism, abortion, euthanasia, marriage and divorce. The topics are covered from both Christian and Muslim perspectives.

Love Religious Studies? Consider Religious Studies: the Philosophy and Ethics of Religion at A-level.