The RE department’s aims are to create a learning environment so pupils can build their knowledge and understanding of a range of different cultures and beliefs. Pupils will be given the opportunity to independently explore the differences between religions and discuss how this ultimately shapes the world’s culture and traditions. Pupils will look at case studies, contemporary events and issues, in order to discuss and explore how religion sculpts the world today.
SCHEME OF WORK
Pupils will gain a broad overview of a range of topics. Students will be encouraged to conduct independent enquiries, into big philosophical and moral questions.
In class, pupils will be challenged through debate, group work and independent research. Pupils are encouraged to build upon these skills at home, with research tasks to consolidate and stretch learning. In addition to this, regular SAM learning tasks are set so pupils are fully equipped with the knowledge necessary, to succeed in their studies.
Pupil’s work is assessed regularly. The department uses a combination of teacher and peer assessment, so pupils’ progress is regularly monitored and recorded. Regular assessment enables pupils to self-reflect on their learning, so they are well aware on the necessary steps to progress in RE. The department tracks pupil progress using Doddle. Pupils are encouraged to use this site to gain as many skills as possible, both in class time and at home.
- Religions of the World
- Christianity and Justice
- Hinduism and the environment
- Religious questions
- Abortion and Christianity
- Islam and War
Year 10 – GCSE:
- Religion and Morality
- Religion and Relationships
- Religion and Justice
- Looking for meaning through God
- Religious attitudes to world issues
Year 11 – GCSE:
- Religion and Conflict
- Religion and Medicine
- Religious Expression
- Religion and State
- Useful websites: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zb48q6f
- Knowledge organisers: Pupils are encouraged to use their knowledge organisers regularly in class. They are particularly useful to refer to for religious teachings, quotations and subject specific key words.