Religious Education

Year 7

Students in Year 7 receive one hour of R.E per week which aims to accomplish four challenges:

1. Develop knowledge of key words and literacy.
2. Understand how people from the past and present demonstrate their faith.
3. Identify how people can show hope in the school and local community.
4. Investigate the St. Oswalds charity and explore how it makes a difference to the lives of individuals and their community.

Mini assessments are carried out throughout the course. Concepts are assessed three times a year which focus on twelve key areas: Knowledge and understanding, interpretation, analysis, similarities and differences, understanding others points of view, investigating, making a substantial conclusion, evaluating, reflecting, enquiring, extended writing and SPaG.

Year 8

Students in Year 8 receive one hour of R.E per week which aims to:

1. Develop knowledge of key words and literacy.
2. Empathise with the Jewish community by investigating and enquiring about how Jews were treated during the holocaust and looking at the life of Anne Frank.
3. Research the Islamic religion in order to investigate any misconceptions in relation to Islam and the Islamic community.
4. Identify why the government encourage R.E to be taught in schools and the benefits of studying the subject by looking into employment opportunities after
studying R.E.

Mini assessments are carried out throughout the course. Concepts are assessed three times a year which focus on the following skills: knowledge and understanding, interpretation, analysis, similarities and differences, understanding others points of view, investigating, making a substantial conclusion, evaluating, reflecting, enquiring, extended writing and SPaG.

Year 9

Core

Students in year 9 receive one hour of Core R.E each week studying Christianity and Islam which have three aims:

1. develop knowledge of key words and literacy.
2. investigate issues such as community cohesion (racism, role of men and women in society and religion, multi-ethnic and multi-faith society).
3. different religious views of life after death.

Mini assessments are carried out throughout the course. Concepts are assessed three times a year which focus on assessing the following key skills: knowledge and understanding, interpretation, analysis, similarities and differences, understanding others’ points of view, investigating, making a substantial conclusion, evaluating, reflecting, enquiring, extended writing and SPaG.

Option

Students in year 9 receive two hours of R.E each week studying Christianity and Islam with the EdExcel exam Board Specification B which has four aims:

1. develop knowledge of key words and literacy.
2. investigation of issues such as scientific and Christian views of creation.
3. exploration of issues around evil and suffering.
4. marriage, the family and divorce.

Mini assessments are conducted throughout the course as well as constant exam practice. Students will sit two final exam papers in year 11 (both 1 hour and 30 minutes long). Each paper is out of 80 marks (20 for each section and their are four sections). 5% of their mark will be for SPaG.

Year 10

Core

Students in Year 10 receive one hour of core R.E each week studying Christianity and Islam which aims to develop understanding of three areas:

1, knowledge of key words and literacy;
2, issues such as crime and punishment;
3, war and peace.

Mini assessments are carried out throughout the course. Concepts are assessed three times a year which focus on twelve skills: knowledge and understanding, interpretation, analysis, similarities and differences, understanding others points of view, investigating, making a substantial conclusion, evaluating, reflecting, enquiring, extended writing and SPaG.

Option

Students in year 10 receive two hours of R.E each week studying Christianity and Islam with the EdExcel exam board specification B which aims to develop understanding in five areas:

1, knowledge of key words and literacy;
2, issues such as matters of life and death;
3, gender equality in the church;
4, belief in Allah and living the muslim life;
5, crime and punishment.

Mini assessments are carried out throughout the course as well as constant exam practice. Students will sit two final exam papers in Year 11 (both 1 hour and 30 minutes long). Each paper is out of 80 marks (20 for each section and their are four sections). 5% of their mark will be for SPaG.

Year 11

Core

Students in Year 11 receive one hour of core R.E each week studying Christianity and Islam in which there will be three focuses:

1, develop knowledge of key words and literacy,
2, Investigate issues such as medical ethics,
3, rights and responsibilities.

Concepts are assessed three times a year which focus on knowledge and understanding, interpretation, analysis, similarities and differences, understanding others points of view, investigating, making a substantial conclusion, evaluating, reflecting, enquiring, extended writing and SPaG.

Option

Students in Year 11 receive two hour of R.E each week studying Christianity and Islam with EdExcel exam board specification B.

Course Aims

1. Develop knowledge of key words and literacy.
2. Investigate Christian and Muslim views on the sanctity of life and matters of life and death.
3. Living the Christian life (worship, prayer, the life of Jesus).
4. Revision and exam practice.

Mini assessments are carried out throughout the course as well as constant exam practice. Students will sit two final exam papers in Year 11 (both 1 hour and 30 minutes long). Each paper is out of 80 marks (20 for each section and their are four sections). 5% of their mark will be for SPaG.