RE and Citizenship

Department

R.E/ Cit/ PSHE

Head of Department

Miss Mbali Msibi

Teachers

Miss Cavanagh, Mr Davis, Mr Shenton, Miss Harwood and Miss Hillman

 

Curriculum

Year 7

RE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Citizenship/PSHE

 

 

 

  • In Year 7, students start with a transition unit from primary school on Sikhism. The main focus is building on what they should have encountered at primary school whilst developing their skills and broadening their experience of world religions.
  • This is then followed by expressions of spirituality where places of worship are investigated.  We begin to explore the practices of Christianity by visiting Canterbury Cathedral and the practices of Sikhism by visiting Gravesend Gurdwara. 
  • Students go on to study Christianity, focusing on the major beliefs and the different denominations.
  • They are expected to have started to notice the similarities and differences between religions. 
  • Assessment is carried out through classwork, homework, formal assessment and contributions to discussion. 

 

 

 

 

Becoming an Active Citizen-These units focus on the society in which we live, on its laws and government and on developing the skills you require to become an active citizen.

Why we have laws.

How Britain is governed

Children’s Rights

Resources, Waste and Recycling.

Taking Action

 

Economic and Financial Capability– These units aim to help you to manage your money effectively, to learn about the world of work and to practice the skills of enterprising.

Pocket Money, Budgeting and Saving

Attitudes to Work

You as a Consumer

Developing a Product

 

Personal Wellbeing– These units concentrate on developing your self-knowledge and your ability to manage your emotions and how to handle relationships.

Anxieties and Worries

Managing Your Time

Getting on with Others

Bullying

Reviewing Your Progress

 

Social Education– These units concentrate on exploring social issues and on developing an understanding of your responsibilities towards other people in society, your values and your opinions.

Beliefs, Customs and Festivals

Right and Wrong

The Power of Television

Being a Good Neighbour

How to Express Your Ideas

People with Disabilities

 

Keeping Health– These units are designed to help you take care of your physical and mental health.

Growing and Changing

Smoking

Eating and Exercise

Drugs and Drug Taking

 

 

Year 8

RE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Citizenship/PSHE

 

 

  • In year 8, students begin to explore the complexity within and between religion(s) on various issues e.g.  Is there life after death?
  • They explore their understanding of Christian and Hindu beliefs on the issue of life after death. A Humanist or Atheist perspective on different issues is also explored, including their own.
  • Other topics covered include the concept of evil and suffering. They reflect on how religious and non-religious people respond to evil and suffering and evaluate their own and others’ beliefs and values, using reasoned, balanced arguments.
  • Students also explore and analyse the characteristics of people who have changed the world for the better e.g. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Mahatma Gandhi and Jesus.
  • They will research their lives and achievements, producing case studies and do presentations in lessons.
  • Assessment is carried out through classwork, homework, formal assessment and contributions to discussion work.

 

 

 

 

Becoming an Active Citizen-These units focus on the society in which we live, on its laws and government and on developing the skills you require to become an active citizen.

The Police

Britain’s Government

Food and Water

Taking Action

 

Economic and Financial Capability- These units aim to help you to manage your money effectively, to learn about the world of work and to practice the skills of enterprising.

Making the Most of your Money

Gambling

The Power of Advertising

Employment and Unemployment

Understanding Business

 

Personal Wellbeing– These units concentrate on developing your self-knowledge and your ability to manage your emotions and how to handle relationships.

Self Esteem

Making the Most of Your Leisure

Divided Families

Friends and Friendships

Reviewing Your Progress

 

Social Education– These units concentrate on exploring social issues and on developing an understanding of your responsibilities towards other people in society, your values and your opinions.

Other Cultures and Lifestyles

Where Do You Stand?

The School as a Community

Speaking Your Mind

Older People

 

Keeping Health– These units are designed to help you take care of your physical and mental health.

Drinking and Alcohol

Contraception and Safer Sex

At Home and in the Street

Drugs and Drug Taking

 

 

Year 9

RE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Citizenship/PSHE

 

 

  • This is a transition unit preparing students for GCSE. Students will explore moral dilemmas – developing a practical problem solving approach to some real life situations.
  • They discuss the concept of ‘morals’ e.g. what does it mean to say something is right or wrong? What makes a decision moral? They explore other faith and secular approaches to making moral judgements, including Humanists and their own views.
  • Students apply their understanding of religious and philosophical beliefs, teachings and practices to a range of ultimate and ethical issues, with a focus on self-awareness, relationships, rights and responsibilities.
  • They 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 on different topics.   
  • They also develop their evaluative skills, showing reasoned and balanced viewpoints when considering their own and others’ responses.
  • Assessment is carried out through classwork, homework, formal assessment and contributions to discussion.

 

 

 

 

Becoming an Active Citizen-These units focus on the society in which we live, on its laws and government and on developing the skills you require to become an active citizen.

Crimes and Punishment

Political parties

Civil Liberties and Human Rights

The Justice System

Poverty

Pressure Groups and Campaigning

 

Economic and Financial Capability– These units aim to help you to manage your money effectively, to learn about the world of work and to practice the skills of enterprising.

Banking and Ways of Saving

You as a Consumer

Investigating Careers

Your Choices

 

Personal Wellbeing- These units concentrate on developing your self-knowledge and your ability to manage your emotions and how to handle relationships.

Dealing with Loss

How to Make Decisions

Becoming an Adult

Being Assertive

Reviewing Your Progress

 

Social Education- These units concentrate on exploring social issues and on developing an understanding of your responsibilities towards other people in society, your values and your opinions.

Racism, Prejudice and Discrimination

The Power of the Press

People with Mental Illnesses

 

Keeping Health– These units are designed to help you take care of your physical and mental health.

Adolescence

Safe Sex, STI’s and AIDS

Eating Disorders

Drugs and Drug Taking

 

 

 

Year 10 and 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R.E

  • A new specification is being studied for first examination in the Summer of 2018.  We are studying Christianity and Buddhism for paper 1 and four moral issues for paper 2 – relationships & families, religion and life, religion, crime and punishment and religion, and the existence of God and revelation.
  • Students will be challenged with questions about belief, values, meaning, purpose and truth, enabling them to develop their own attitudes towards religious issues.
  • Students will also gain an appreciation of how religion, philosophy and ethics form the basis of our culture.
  • They will develop analytical and critical thinking skills, the ability to work with abstract ideas, leadership and research skills.
  • There is no coursework, just an end of course exam, consisting of 2 papers each lasting 1 hour 45 minutes.

 

 

KS4 Exam Board and spec

AQA – Religious Studies A (8062)

 

KS3 Resources

RE-

‘This is R.E’ text book 1, 2 and 3.

 

Religions to InspiRE for KS3: Buddhism Pupil's Book

Religions to InspiRE for KS3: Christianity Pupil's Book

Religions to InspiRE for KS3: Islam Pupil's Book

Religions to InspiRE for KS3: Judaism Pupil's Book

Religions to InspiRE for KS3: Sikhism Pupil's Book

Discovering Religions: Sikhism Core Student Book By Sue Penney

Discovering Religions: Christianity Core Student Book By Sue Penney

Discovering Religions: Islam Core Student Book By Sue Penney

Discovering Religions: Judaism Core Student Book By Sue Penney

Discovering Religions: Buddhism Core Student Book By Sue Penney

 

 

Citizenship/PSHE- Collins- Your Life- Student Books 1, 2 & 3.

 

KS4 Resources

 

RE- GCSE Religious Studies for AQA A: Christianity by Cynthia Bartlett (series editor), Marianne Fleming, Peter Smith, David Worden

 

AQA GCSE Religious Studies A: Buddhism by Cynthia Bartlett (series editor), Kevin James and author Nagapriya  

 

 

 

 

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