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RPE

Religion Philosophy and Ethics

Parents/carers may withdraw their children from RPE lessons or any part of the RPE curriculum and we have a duty to supervise them, though do not provide any additional teaching for other subjects.

Progress Leader Subject – Miss Mohon (Humanities)
RPE Teacher – Mrs Alderson

Year 7
Aims:
To extend students’ understanding of Christianity and at least two other religions in a local, national and global context. To enable students to gain an understanding of the meaning of Religion, and to reflect upon the contribution of Religion to a community’s culture. To explore the ideas that different religious traditions have about God, the world and their place in it.

Topics:
Students will develop their knowledge of religion through different themes such as why do some people believe in God and how do religions celebrate rite of passage. Students will also complete a unit of work on Sikhism.

Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Religious collage, Alien story, Design a superhero, Guru Nanak research.

Year 8
Aims:
To extend students’ understanding of Christianity and at least two other religions in a local, national and global context. To enable students to apply their understanding of religious and philosophical beliefs, teachings and practices to a range of ultimate questions and ethical issues. There is a focus on self awareness, relationships and rights and responsibilities. To develop the skills and knowledge that students will need to complete their Short Course GCSE in Year 10.

Topics:
Students will continue to develop their knowledge of religion and the course will study topics such as: – what is means to be Muslim; how religions express their spirituality through art; do differences within religion matter?; religion vs. Science; and religious responses to war.

Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Set every other week for example: Five Pillars meanings, Design a prayer mat, Alter cloth design and revision sheets.

Year 9
Aims:
To encourage students to develop their own informed opinions. Students will learn about the nature of society today and consider some of the ‘ultimate questions’ in life that generate debate. To enable students to have the opportunity to explore religious and moral beliefs in a safe and questioning environment.

Topics:
Students will begin studying for a half GCSE in Religious Studies. The focus is on religion and life in the UK based on a study of Christianity and Islam, empathising philosophy and ethics. Students will complete 2 units in Year 9: Belief in God and Matters of life and death. Students are given the opportunity to develop a range of skills to help them throughout their GCSE studies. They will develop their evaluation skills as well as their ability to develop reasoned and balanced viewpoints when considering their own and other’s responses to religious, philosophical and ethical issues.

Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Homework set once a week: key word  sheets Design a planet Practice exam questions. GCSE Bite size religious studies.

Year 10 (GCSE Short Course)
Aims:
To develop the knowledge and understanding of life issues and how Christians and Muslims respond to living in a modern, ethnically diverse, multi faith society.

Topics:
Religion and life course – students will study Marriage and the Family and Community Cohesion, and sit their exam in May.

Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
(every week) Exam practice questions, revision, research. GCSE Bite size religious studies. Revision guide purchase through the school.

For more information please contact Miss Mohon as Department Leader in the first instance