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Religious Education

Term

 

 

New GCSE Curriculum 2016-2018

Year 9

Year10

Year 11

Autumn

Spiritual Quest

 

What is a spiritual quest?

 

‘Ultimate questions’ that philosophers

ask about God

 

Different philosophical views to support the existence of God.

 

Christian’s response to the problem of suffering and evil.

 

Creation

 

Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam

 

Creation and the nature of God

 

Creation and the nature of Humans

 

The Bible and Magisterium

 

Natural Law and science

 

Care for the environment

 

Stewardship and CAFOD.

Religion, Human Rights and Social Justice

 

Human dignity and religious freedom

 

Human rights and responsibilities

 

Wealth, exploitation and poverty

 

CAFOD and Christian Aid

 

Justice , Racial equality ,Racial prejudice and discrimination

Autumn

Islam:

The nature of God, prophethood  and prophet  Muhammad,

the Quran, the five Pillars of Islam and Judgement Day

Incarnation

Jesus as God incarnate

 

God’s message to Joseph

 

Jesus, as the Word of God

 

Christian symbols

 

Moral teachings of Jesus

 

Tradition

 

Seven sacraments

Imago dei and Abortion

Religion, Relationship & families

 

Sexual relationships

 

Theology of the Body

 

Marriage, contraception , equality, prejudice and discrimination

Spring

Judaism, beliefs & teachings

The nature of God, God as Creator and sustainer, God is the Lawgiver, Life after Death, role of the Messiah, Abraham and the Promised Land, Ten Commandments, freewill and mitzvot

 

The Triune God 

 

Psalms, the use of music and acclamations.

 

Triune God explained in the Bible

 

Trinity, the Bible and the Nicene Creed and its influence on Christians today.

 

Baptism and prayer

 

Judaism, beliefs & teachings

Revision of the topic studied in Year9 

 

Spring

Judaism, practices

 

Importance of the synagogue, worship in Orthodox and Reform synagogues, daily service and prayer , significance of Shabbat, worship in the home; the  written and oral law, Brit Milah, Bar and Bat Mitzvah, Mourning the dead, dietary laws and festivals 

Redemption

 

Church architecture and Catholic beliefs

 

The role of Jesus in restoration through sacrifice

 

Jesus’ death burial, resurrection and ascension

 

Salvation

 

Conscience

 

Different Christian understandings of the Eucharist

 

Mass and adoration

Judaism, practices

 

Revision of the topic studied in Year9 

 

Summer

 

Revision

Summer Internal Mock Exam

Church & the Kingdom of God

 

Pilgrimages , Rome, Lourdes, Walsingham and the Stations of the Cross

 

Mission and evangelism in drama

 

The kingdom of God and Lord’s prayer

 

Signs of the Kingdom: Justice and Reconciliation

 

Second Vatican Council

 

Mary and the Magnificat

 

Church as the Body of Christ

 

Charity

 

 

Eschatology

 

The Paschal Candle

 

Michelangelo’s Last Judgement

 

Memorials for the dead

 

Eschatology and life after death

 

Purgatory and Judgement

 

Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus

 

Cosmic reconciliation

 

Last rites and funeral rites

 

Care of the dying and euthanasia

 

Revision

Public examinations.

 

Students in Year 11 cohort 2016 -2017

Formative Assessment:

Students sit a test at the end of each topic and a mock GCSE examination in the Christmas term of Year 11 on both Unit 5 and Unit 2.

Homework will be set weekly in accordance with the homework timetable.

 

Summative Assessment:

Pupils sit two GCSE papers in the summer of Year 11

Unit 2 Christian Ethics (1 hr 30 mins) 50% of the final GCSE

Unit 5 St Mark’s Gospel (1 hr 30 mins) 50% of the final GCSE

There is no Controlled Assessment in R.E.

 

Students following the New GCSE curriculum AQA

Formative Assessment:

Students sit a test at the end of each topic and a mock GCSE examination in the Christmas term of Year 11 on both Unit Catholic Christianity and Perspectives of Faith

Homework will be set weekly in accordance with the homework timetable.

 

Summative Assessment:

Pupils sit two GCSE papers in the summer of Year 11

1hr 45 mins exam paper on Catholic Christianity 50%

1hr 45 mins exam paper on Paper 2A Perspectives on Faith – Jewish topics 25%, Ethical topics 25%

There is no Controlled Assessment in R.E.

 

 

What opportunities a GCSE in Religious Studies will lead to:

GCSE Religious Studies can help you to pursue a career in: Journalism, Teaching, Medicine, Law, Social Work, Human Resources. Any career where you need to demonstrate an ability to empathise with others, consider issues critically and express your ideas coherently.

What skills profile a GCSE Religious Studies student should have:

Be able to evaluate moral and ethical issues.

Be able to express your own opinion clearly in writing and in discussion.

Be able to read and interpret scripture.

Understand key Christian and Jewish beliefs and work out how they affect the way that people live and behave.

Be able to listen to others and evaluate their views

 

Famous students of this subject include: Charles Darwin, William Paley, C.S. Lewis

 

What opportunities a GCSE in Religious Studies will lead to:

GCSE Religious Studies can help you to pursue a career in: Journalism, Teaching, Medicine, Law, Social Work, Human Resources. Any career where you need to demonstrate an ability to empathise with others, consider issues critically and express your ideas coherently.

For more information, contact Ms Whelan, Ms McManamon or any member of the RE Department