RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
  AUTUMN TERM SPRING TERM SUMMER TERM






Year 7

Judaism (Topics include)
  • Introduction to Judaism
  • Abraham
  • What the Jews believe
  • Moses and the Ten Commandments
  • The Torah
  • The Synagogue 
Christianity (Topics include)
  • Introduction to Christianity & Creation
  • What Christians believe
  • Jesus Christ
  • The Bible
  • Worship
  • The Church
Islam (Topics include)
  • Introduction to Islam
  • What Muslims believe
  • Muhammad
  • Five Pillars
  • The Mosque
  • The Qura







Year
 8
 
Hinduism (Topics include)
  • Introduction to Hinduism
  • Origins of Hinduism
  • What Hindus believe
  • Creation story 
  • Avatars 
  • Sacred writings
  • Worship
Buddhism (Topics include)
  • Introduction to Buddhism
  • The Buddha
  • Universal Truth
  • 8 Fold Path 
  • Nirvana
  • Meditation
  • Worship 
Sikhism (Topics include)
  • Introduction to Sikhism
  • Sikh beliefs
  • Guru Nanak
  • Guru Gobin Singh
  • Five Ks
  • The Gurdwara 
  • What is Langar



Year 9
Comparative Religions (Topics include)
  • Founders of Religions
  • Places of Worship
  • Birth Ceremonies
  • Marriage Ceremonies
  • Pilgrimage
Moral Issues (Topics include)
  • War and Peace
  • Abortion
  • Contraception
  • Gender Equality
  • Charity/giving to the poor
Ultimate Questions (Topics include)
  • The Existence of God and revelation
  • Arguments for the existence of God
  • Evil vs. Good
  • Religion and Science

Religious Studies Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11) Specification A at a glance
Students will sit all their exams at the end of the course. Examination Board AQA.

Subject content
Students must take assessments in the following two components in the same series:

Component 1: The study of religions: beliefs, teachings and practices
Beliefs, teachings and practices from two religions:
  • Christianity
  • Islam
How it's assessed
  • written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 96 marks (plus 5 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG)
  • 50% of GCSE
Component 2: Thematic studies: Four Religious, philosophical and ethical studies themes: 
  • Theme A: Relationships and families.
  • Theme B: Religion and life.
  • Theme C: The existence of God and revelation.
  • Theme D: Religion, peace and conflict.
  • Theme E: Religion, crime and punishment.
  • Theme F: Religion, human rights and social justice.
How it's assessed
  • written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 96 marks (plus 5 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG)
  • 50% of GCSE

Teachers of RE

Aaron Danquah -Team Leader