Years 7, 8 and 9 (core)
Religious Studies is not just about
learning facts and figures. Religion can be considered the most important
influence on the lives of everyone in the world. Religious belief has been with
humanity since the very beginning. It is an attempt to explain those things for
which we do not otherwise have an answer: why are we born, why do we suffer,
what happens to us when we die?
Over the three years of Key Stage three pupils will be studying the six main religions.
|| Autumn 1
|Introduction to Islam
|Introduction to Hinduism
||Introduction to Buddhism
||The existence of God
| Year 9
||Evil and suffering
||Crime and punishment
Years 9, 10 and 11
In Year 9, all students will student RS as a core subject. There will also be an opportunity for students to choose GCSE RS (2015/16) as an option and they will undertake the new WJEC specification with no coursework involved (which will span three years).
Current Year 10 and 11 will continue to study GCSE RS (2014/15).