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Religious Studies

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 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 7 Introduction to
Christmas Introduction to
Introduction to Islam Introduction
to Sikhism
Introduction to Hinduism
Year 8 Introduction to Buddhism Creation stories Stewardship Heroes The existence of God Ultimate questions
 Year 9      Discrimination Religious expression The Holocaust   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 as an option and they will undertake the new Educas specification with no coursework involved (which will span three years).

Current Year 10 and 11 will continue to study GCSE RS.

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