Religious Studies

Religious Studies

autumn term

Topic
Overview

AQA GCSE RE: Relationships and families

Religious teachings, beliefs and attitudes about:

  • Human sexuality and relationships
  • Contraception and family planning
  • The nature and purpose of marriage
  • Same-sex marriage and cohabitation
  • Divorce, including reasons for and remarrying

Religious teachings, beliefs and attitudes about the nature of families, the role of parents, extended families and the nuclear family including:

  • The roles of men and women
  • Gender equality
  • Gender prejudice and discrimination, including examples.

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Spiritual - Exploring Christian and Islamic beliefs and experiences; respect faiths, feelings and values; Learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world.
    • Moral – Respect the law. Investigate moral and ethical issues. Offer reasoned views.
    • Cultural - understanding, accepting, respecting and celebrating diversity.
    • BV - Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith. 
    • Individual liberty

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

Links to careers in law, healthcare, social work

 

Home Learning this Term

To support the learning within the subject, pupils will be expected to undertake independent research outside of the lesson preparing for class activities.  They will also be expected to complete a range of other tasks including:  extended/directed pieces of writing, knowing and understanding key vocabulary and answering practice exam questions.

 

 

spring term

Topic
Overview

AQA GCSE RE: Relationships and families (Continued)

 

AQA GCSE RE: Religion, peace and conflict

Religious teachings, beliefs and attitudes about the meaning and significance of: Peace, justice, forgiveness and reconciliation

Religious teachings, beliefs and attitudes about:

  • Violence, including violent protest
  • Terrorism
  • Reasons for war including greed, self-defence and retaliation
  • The just war theory including the criteria for a just war
  • Holy war
  • Pacifism
  • Religious attitudes to nuclear weapons and the use of weapons of mass destruction
  • Religion and peace-making in the contemporary world including the work of individuals influenced by religious teaching
  • Religious response to the victims of war including the work of one present day religious organisation

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Spiritual - Exploring Christian and Islamic beliefs and experiences; respect faiths, feelings and values; Learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world.
    • Moral – Respect the law. Investigate moral and ethical issues. Offer reasoned views.
    • Cultural - understanding, accepting, respecting and celebrating diversity
    • BV - Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith
    • Individual liberty. The rule of law 

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

Links to careers with law, NGOs

 

Home Learning this Term

To support the learning within the subject, pupils will be expected to undertake independent research outside of the lesson preparing for class activities.  They will also be expected to complete a range of other tasks including:  extended/directed pieces of writing, knowing and understanding key vocabulary and answering practice exam questions.

 

 

summer term

Topic
Overview

AQA GCSE RE: Religion, peace and conflict (continued)

(Continued)

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Spiritual - Exploring Christian and Islamic beliefs and experiences; respect faiths, feelings and values; Learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world.
    • Cultural – understanding, accepting, respecting and celebrating diversity.
    • Moral – Respect the law. Investigate moral and ethical issues. Offer reasoned views.
    • B/V - The rule of law.  Individual liberty. Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

Links to careers with journalism, healthcare the criminal justice system

 

Home Learning this Term

To support the learning within the subject, pupils will be expected to undertake independent research outside of the lesson preparing for class activities.  They will also be expected to complete a range of other tasks including:  extended/directed pieces of writing, knowing and understanding key vocabulary and answering practice exam questions.

 

 

Year 10 Religious Studies Summary

Pupils in year 10 continue with their full course (9-1) GCSE in Religious Studies (AQA - specification A). Pupils will examine two units: Relationships and families and Religion, Peace and Conflict.  They will explore these two units primarily from Christian and Islamic viewpoints.  They will be required to focus on two key components throughout both topics: 1) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of religion and beliefs 2) Evaluate aspects of religion and belief, including their significance and influence.