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Religious education

Religious studies

RE CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR YEARS 7-8

Year

Term

Units of Work

Assessments

 7

Autumn

Islam

Life after death

 A number of pieces of extended writing to teach exam skills, culminating in a GCSE exam style assessment at the end of each unit.

 

Spring

Environmental issues

Human rights

A number of pieces of extended writing to teach exam skills, culminating in a GCSE exam style assessment at the end of each unit.

 

Summer

Human rights

Pressure Groups

A number of pieces of extended writing to teach exam skills, culminating in a GCSE exam style assessment at the end of each unit.

 8

Autumn

 Crime

Pilgrimage

 A number of pieces of extended writing to teach exam skills, culminating in a GCSE exam style assessment at the end of each unit.

 

Spring

Pilgrimage

Judaism

A number of pieces of extended writing to teach exam skills, culminating in a GCSE exam style assessment at the end of each unit.

 

Summer

Special People

Christianity

A number of pieces of extended writing to teach exam skills, culminating in a GCSE exam style assessment at the end of each unit.

 

GCSE COURSE INFORMATION

Qualification & Board

GCSE in Religious Studies 

Course Content (for A level, how this follows on from GCSE)

An in-depth study of two world religions and a number of topical ethical issues including crime and punishment, genetic engineering, euthanasia, abortion and ‘designer babies’.

There is also the opportunity to engage with some big philosophical questions about the creation of the world and Life after Death.

Potential Career paths

Law, media, journalism, social work, teaching, charity work

Assessments (inc. field work / assessed practicals)

Two exams, 1 hour 45 minutes each. One assessing religious studies, the other assessing the ethical debates.

Each paper worth 50% of the overall grade

Core or Option

  Option

No Option Choices (GCSE only)

 

No. GCSE / A Level equivalent

 1 GCSE