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Curriculum Area: Religious Education

Within the Religious Education department the teaching team consists of the following members of staff:

Year 7 | Year 8 | Year 9 | Year 10 | Year 11 | Year 12 AS | Year 12 General | Year 13 A2 | Year 13 General

Year 7

Please refer to the information below for details of the course content for this school year. You will also find information in each section relating to the assessments that will take place during each term. Please contact me at school if you require additional information.

Term 1

There will be assessments on Parish Community; the role of the Bishop; the work of the L’Arche Community; and a summative End of Term Assessment drawing together all work from the Term.

Term 2

Pupils will complete three formal assessment tasks chosen from the following topics: Cafod; Lent; Prayer; The Paschal Candle – plus a summative End of Term Assessment drawing together all work from the Term.

Term 3

Pupils will complete assessment tasks on Creation; Life Shared; and Hinduism.

Curriculum Area: Religious Education 

Curriculum Leader: Mrs S Foster

Year 8

Please refer to the information below for details of the course content for this school year. You will also find information in each section relating to the assessments that will take place during each term. Please contact me at school if you require additional information.

Term 1

There will be assessments on the Holy Land; Missionaries; Confirmation; and a summative End of Term Assessment drawing together all work from the Term.

Term 2

There will be assessments on the Passover; Conscience; Sacraments of Healing; and a summative End of Term Assessment drawing together all work from the Term.

Term 3

Pupils will complete assessment tasks on the story of Sr Dorothy Stang (SND); Discipleship; Story; Judaism.

Curriculum Area: Religious Education 

Curriculum Leader: Mrs S Foster

Year 9

Please refer to the information below for details of the course content for this school year. You will also find information in each section relating to the assessments that will take place during each term. Please contact me at school if you require additional information.

Term 1

There will be assessments on the Hospices; Messiah; Crisis@Christmas; and a summative End of Term Assessment drawing together all work from the Term.

Term 2

Word Made Flesh – life-changing events
Love – love of God and neighbour
Sacrifice – sacrificial love
Resurrection – reasons for living and hoping
Something Worth Living For – living as a Christian today

There will be assessments on the Sacrificial Love; Hunger Cloth; ‘I Am’ sayings; and a summative End of Term Assessment drawing together all work from the Term.

Term 3

Pupils will complete a baseline assessment task on Christianity and Islam and then further assessment tasks on Christianity; Islam; and a summative End of Term Assessment drawing together all work from the Term.

Curriculum Area: GCSE Religious Studies 

Curriculum Leader: Mrs S Foster

Year 10

Please refer to the information below for details of the course content for this school year. You will also find information in each section relating to the assessments that will take place during each term. Please contact me at school if you require additional information.

Term 1

AQA Syllabus Section 3 - Religion and Life based on a study of Roman Catholic Christianity’

Unit 3.1 – Believing in God

Unit 3.2 – Matters of Life and Death

Pupil will complete regular assessed examination style questions taken from past papers, as well as two End of Unit Tests

Term 2

AQA Syllabus Section 3 - Religion and Life based on a study of Roman Catholic Christianity’

Unit 3.3 – Marriage and the Family

Unit 3.4 – Religion and Community Cohesion

Pupil will complete regular assessed examination style questions taken from past papers, as well as two End of Unit Tests

Term 3

Revision of Syllabus Section 3 – Mock Examination.

AQA Syllabus Section 8 - Religion Society

Unit 8.1 – Religion: Rights and Responsibilities

Pupil will complete regular assessed examination style questions taken from past papers, as well as an End of Unit Tests.

Curriculum Area: GCSE Religious Studies 

Curriculum Leader: Mrs S Foster

Year 11

Please refer to the information below for details of the course content for this school year. You will also find information in each section relating to the assessments that will take place during each term. Please contact me at school if you require additional information.

Term 1

Unit 8.2 – Religion: Environmental and Medical Issues

Unit 8.3 – Religion: Peace and Conflict

Pupil will complete regular assessed examination style questions taken from past papers, as well as two End of Unit Tests

Term 2

Unit 8.4 – Religion: Crime and Punishment

Revision of Syllabus Sections 3 and 8 in Preparation for Mock Examination

Pupil will complete regular assessed examination style questions taken from past papers, as well as an End of Unit Test

Term 3

Revision of Syllabus Sections 3 and 8 in Preparation for Final Linear Examinations

Curriculum Area: Religious Studies - AS Level Religious Studies

Curriculum Leader: Mrs S Foster

Year 12

Please refer to the information below for details of the course content for this school year. You will also find information in each section relating to the assessments that will take place during each term. Please contact me at school if you require additional information.

Term 1

AQA A/S Level Religious Studies

Study of the New Testament - Key issues in the study of the teachings of Jesus Christ in Luke’s Gospel:

Pupils will complete assessed essay question drawn from past examination papers on each of the above topics. 

Term 2

Study of the New Testament - Key emphases of Luke’s Gospel:

Pupils will complete assessed essay question drawn from past examination papers on each of the above topics.

Term 3

Revision of Philosophy of Religion and New Testament topics in preparation for A/S Examinations

Curriculum Area: KS5 Religious Studies

Curriculum Leader: Mrs S Foster

Year 13

Please refer to the information below for details of the course content for this school year. You will also find information in each section relating to the assessments that will take place during each term. Please contact me at school if you require additional information.

Term 1

AQA A Level Religious Studies *

Study of the Philosophy of Religion

Study of the New Testament - Theology and Christology

Pupils will complete assessed essay question drawn from past examination papers on each of the above topics.

Term 2

Study of Philosophy of Religion *

Study of the New Testament – Selected concepts and texts

Pupils will complete assessed essay question drawn from past examination papers on each of the above topics.

Term 3

Revision of Philosophy of Religion and New Testament topics in preparation for A Level Examinations

*This model assumes that the topic chosen for the synoptic assessment unit will be Philosophy of Religion rather than New Testament – though in some years the opposite will be true.
**These topics will be started at the end of Year 12.

Curriculum Area: Religious Studies

Curriculum Leader: Mr C Willis

Year 12

Please refer to the information below for details of the course content for this school year. You will also find information in each section relating to the assessments that will take place during each term. Please contact me at school if you require additional information.

Term 1

General RE to incorporate ASDADN Level 3 ‘Working with Others’ Key Skills qualification.

‘God in the Now’

This work is internally assessed

Working with Others

This work is internally assessed and moderated but externally sampled and verified.

Term 2

One further unit of study from the following:

Working with Others

This work is internally assessed and moderated but externally sampled and verified.

Term 3

One further unit of study from the following:

Curriculum Area: Religious Studies

Curriculum Leader: Mr C Willis

Year 13

Please refer to the information below for details of the course content for this school year. You will also find information in each section relating to the assessments that will take place during each term. Please contact me at school if you require additional information.

Term 1

NOCN Level 3 General RE

One unit of study from the following:

This work is internally assessed and moderated but externally sampled and verified. 

Term 2

NOCN Level 3 General RE

One unit of study from the following:
Religion and Citizenship
Religious Experience 2
Quest for the Historical Jesus
Aspects of Christianity
‘Baby Steps in Ethics’
Introduction to World Faiths 2

This work is internally assessed and moderated but externally sampled and verified.

Term 3

N/A