Welcome to the RE Department

Introduction

RE is taught by six specialist RE teachers:

Two Catholic non- specialists teachers teach at KS3:

Pupils have RE for 3x 50 minutes a week which is 10% of their timetable

RE is taught in its own purpose built suite of five classrooms with the RE office and store room on the same landing.


Key Stage 3 Curriculum Map

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

How can we know what is true?
Who is God?
This unit explores what we mean by God and revelation.
How do Catholics believe truth is revealed?

Is Jesus special?
Who is Jesus?
This unit explores the historical facts about Jesus and what Jesus means for Christians today.

Is there more to life than meets the eye?
What are the signs of Catholic identity?
This unit explores sacramental imagination and how Catholics live out Baptism and the Eucharist.

Is there more to life than meets the eye?
What are the signs of Catholic identity?
This unit explores sacramental imagination and how Catholics live out Baptism and the Eucharist.

What are the joys and challenges of life?
What are the joys and challenges of living as people of God?
This unit explores the joys and challenges of living as people of God both in the past and the present.

What are the Hindu signs of identity?
This unit explores Hindu identity and practice in Britain today.

Year 8

Why do promises matter?
What does it mean to be a Covenant People?
This unit explores Covenant history

What are the signs of identity for Jewish people?
This unit explores Jewish identity and practice in Britain today.

Can one person change the world?
How is Jesus the New Covenant?
This unit explores the new Covenant

Why do we celebrate?
How do we live as Covenant People?
This unit explores Eucharist as celebration and sacrifice

Are there limits to forgiveness?
How do we live out reconciliation?
This unit explores forgiveness and reconciliation
How do we know what’s fair?
How do we meet the challenge to live justly?
This unit explores Catholic Social Teaching and putting faith into action.

An Islamic focus
This unit explores Muslim identity and practice of Islam in Britain today.

Year 9

How do we make sense of the world?
Do faith and science conflict?

FA1: What can be learned from the story of Plato's cave and how is it relevant today? S: AT2 ii) engagement with questions of meaning and purpose

FA 2:“If you have experienced a miracle you must believe in God”
Do you agree? Give reasons why someone might disagree with you.
S: AT2: Engagement with question of meaning and purpose.

What should I do with my life?
What are we called to be?

FA3: Compare and Contrast the life of an Amish teenager with your own life.
Which do you think is better and why?

S:iii) social and moral practices and way of life

FA4: “Religious life brings you closer to God.”
Do you agree? S:iii) ) social and moral practices and way of life

Why is there suffering?
How is God revealed through suffering?

Is all life of value?
How do we respect the sanctity of life?

GCSE UNIT 1

ORIGINS & MEANING

GCSE UNIT 1

ORIGINS & MEANING

 

Summative assessments

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

St Peter
Who Is God?

Proof of Jesus existence
Call of the Disciples
Autumn Summative Assessment

Epiphany
Parables of the kingdom

Lent
Holy Week
Summative Assessment

The Eucharist
Pentecost

Baptism
Celebrations - Diwali
Summer Summative Assessment

Year 8

Adam & Eve
Moses

Old & New Law
Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Autumn Summative Assessment

Can one person change the world?
Beatitudes

Inspirational Christians
Why do we celebrate?
Spring Summative Assessment

Resurrection
Reconciliation

Islam - Hajj
Stewardship
Summer Summative Assessment

Year 9

Plato’s Cave
Religious Experience

Denominations
What should I do with my life?
Autumn Summative Assessment

Types of evil
The problem of evil

Sanctity of life
Abortion
Spring Summative Assessment

Catholic Christianity: Existence of God

Catholic Christianity: Relationships and Families in the 21st Century

 


Key Stage 4 Curriculum Map

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10

Catholic Beliefs and teachings

Catholic Practices

Catholic Sources of Wisdom and authority

Catholic Forms of expression and Ways of Life

Judaism: Beliefs and teachings

Judaism: Beliefs and teachings

Year 11

Judaism: Practices

Judaism: Practices

Revision

Revision

 

 

 

Summative assessments

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10

2x Formative assessment on topics
1x Summative assessment on whole unit

2x Formative assessment on topics
1x Summative assessment on whole unit

2x Formative assessment on topics
1x Summative assessment on whole unit

2x Formative assessment on topics
1x Summative assessment on whole unit

2x Formative assessment on topics
1x Summative assessment on whole unit

2x Formative assessment on topics
1x Summative assessment on whole unit

Year 11

2x Formative assessment on topics
1x Summative assessment on whole unit

2x Formative assessment on topics
1x Summative assessment on whole unit

2x Formative assessment on topics
1x Summative assessment on whole unit

2x Formative assessment on topics
1x Summative assessment on whole unit

2x Formative assessment on topics
1x Summative assessment on whole unit

2x Formative assessment on topics
1x Summative assessment on whole unit

 

 

The exam board is EDEXCEL

The course will consist of:

The current (9-1) specification covers the following topics at GCSE level:


Link to specifications

http://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Religious%20Studies/2016/Specification%20and%20sample%20assessments/Specification-GCSE-L1-L2-Religious-Studies-A-June-2016-Draft-4.pdf


Revision web sites or in school resources


Where does it lead

Pupils who study RE can progress to careers in teaching, law, charity administration, social work, Theology


What our students and parents say

The following is from the 2017 departmental review parental opinion section.