Religious Studies curriculum
Religious Studies is offered/delivered at KS3 level to students at the School and taught on a regular weekly basis as part of the Humanities Department, linking in with PSHE & Citizenship lessons. Support is also given to those who wish to pursue the subject further at GCSE Level.
Teaching is provided on a regular basis by the appointed Religious Studies Tutors and based within the Humanities classrooms on the first floor. Lessons and teaching are delivered through; teacher explanation and talks, directed reading or study, research, online videos and class debate/discussion. The overall aim to provide a stimulating and varied approach to the study.
Students explore the main religions, including:
– Buddhism & Hinduism
– Religious Views, Values, Ethics and Beliefs
– Students will start the iGCSE course in Year 9
KS4 Level Topics/Subjects:
Edexcel iGCSE: Religious Studies
2 exam papers 100% (102 Marks)
Paper One: Beliefs & Values
Section 1: The Universe, Creation & Place of humans
Section 2: Life & Death
Section 3: Peace & Conflict
Section 4: Rights, Equality & Social Justice
I hour 45 Minutes
Paper Two: The Religious Community
Section 1: Impact on the Community & Origins
Section 2: Celebrations & Pilgrimage
Section 3: Worship & Practices
1 hour 30 minutes
At KS3 level end of topic assessments with subject related questions are set to assist in establishing benchmark level of students. At higher level regular assessments are completed in lessons with exam-style questions/practice exam papers to measure performance towards GCSE target grade.
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