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Religious Education

Staff

Mrs R Bishop – Head of RE
Mrs C Houghton – 2nd in RE
Mr F Atkin
Mrs A Dimond
Mrs S Loveday
Miss M McHugh

KS3 RE

Year 7 pupils will complete the following units:

1. Community and belonging.
2. Jesus the Miracle Worker.
3. Prayer, pilgrimage and mass.
4. The Paschal Mystery.
5. Islam.
6. Creation.

Year 8 pupils will complete the following units:

1. Covenant relationships.
2. Introduction to Judaism.
3. The Catholic Church.
4. Life, death and suffering.
5. Moral Choices.
6. Faith in action.

KS4 GCSE RE

AQA Specification B Religious Studies: Catholic Christianity and Judaism. Route A.

Year 9 pupils will complete the following units:

1. Catholic Christianity: Creation.
2. Catholic Christianity: Incarnation.
3. Catholic Christianity: Trinity.
4. Catholic Christianity: Redemption.

Year 10 pupils will complete the following units:

1. Catholic Christianity: Eschatology.
2. Judaism beliefs.
3. Judaism practices.
4. Themes: Religion, relationships and family.

Year 11 pupils will complete the following units:

1. Themes: Religion, relationships and family.
2. Themes: Religion, peace and conflict.
3. Judaism practices.

KS5 A Level RS
OCR Religious Studies H573
Philosophy, Ethics and Christian Development in Thought.

Year 12
Unit 1: Philosophy of Religion
• The influence of Greek philosophers on our own thinking (Plato and Aristotle)
• Arguments for the existence of God based on observation and reason
• Evil and the challenges it presents for God’s existence
• A study into the nature of religious experience

Unit 2: Religious Ethics
• An introduction to ethical language and thinking
• An introduction to normative ethical theories such as Kantian Ethics, Natural Law and Utilitarianism
• The application of ethical theory to Business Practise and Euthanasia

Unit 3: Developments in Christian Thought (Theology)
• Insight: beliefs, teachings and ideas about human life, the world and ultimate reality, including: – a study of Augustine’s teaching on human nature – a study into ideas about death and the afterlife
• Foundations: the origins and development of Christianity and the sources of wisdom on which it is based, including: – Revelation, the human condition and a focus on the works of Calvin – The person of Jesus as a source of authority
• Living: The diversity of ethics and practice, including:
– Christian moral principles and Christian moral action: the life and theology of Dietrich
Bonhoeffer

Year 13

Unit 1: Philosophy of Religion
• The nature and attributes of God, the concept of omnipotence, omniscience and eternity
• Religious Language: Negative, Analogical or Symbolic
• Twentieth Century perspectives on religious language with special focus on Logical Positivism

Unit 2: Religion and Ethics
• The study of meta-ethical theories such as naturalism, intuitionism and emotivism. How ethical language in the modern era has changed over time
• The nature and role of human conscience in decision making
• Application of ethical theory to issues surrounding sex and sexuality

Unit 3: Developments in Christian Thought
• Development: Religious pluralism and theology/society
• Society: A study of gender and theology/society
• Challenges: The rise of secularism and secularisation