Religious Education

Religious Education

 

Departmental Intent

The Religious Education curriculum delivered at Grace Academy is inclusive and broad minded and taught in a variety of ways; as a discrete subject, and through other areas of the curriculum. Students access the RE curriculum in tutor, assemblies and various workshops and off timetable events  Parents have the right to withdraw their children from all or part of Religious Education sessions.

The curriculum is compliant with the Local Authority SACRE requirement. The RE curriculum will develop an understanding of key Christian concepts and beliefs, through discussion and debate of ethical issues.

It will explore a breadth of faiths reflecting both academy and community demographics, giving students the opportunity to explore the global phenomenon of the belief and morality in God.

YEAR 7
YEAR 8
YEAR 9
YEAR 10
YEAR 11
YEAR 7

TERM 1

Unit(s) Title: Belief

 

Topics Include:

 

  • What is a belief?
  • What is sacred to you?
  • Are faiths relevant to people today?
  • Is there diversity in belief?
  •  Do people have respect for other faiths?

TERM 2

Unit(s) Title: The Existence of God

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Does God exist?
  • What is The First Case Argument?
  • What is The design argument?
  • What is The Experience Argument?
  • What is The Moral Argument?
  • Does it matter?

TERM 3

Unit(s) Title: Worship and Prayer (Multi religions)

 

Topics Include:

 

  • How do Muslims worship?
  • How do Christians worship?
  • How do Hindu’s worship
  • Are there any similarities between their core faith’s?
  • Are there any differences?
YEAR 8

TERM 1

 

Unit(s) Title: Creation stories (multi faith perspectives)

 

Topics Include:

 

  • What is creation?
  • What does the Bible say about creation?
  • What does the Muslin faith say about creation?
  • How does science explain creation?
  • Do you think it is important we know how everything was created?

TERM 2

Unit(s) Title: Jesus’ Teaching

 

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Why is forgiveness a central teaching for Jesus?
  • How did Jesus show others he loves ALL people?
  • How did Jesus give people hope?
  • Did Jesus expect Christians to love people?
  • Is this message of compassion still important today?

 

TERM 3

Unit(s) Title: Jesus’ impact on people

 

Topics Include:

 

  • What was the culture of where Jesus lived?
  • How did Jesus interact with his disciples?
  • How did Jesus treat women?
  • How did Jesus interact with outcasts?
  • How does this interaction with people affect Christians today?
YEAR 9

TERM 1

Unit(s) Title: Origins of religions (multi faiths)

 

Topics Include:

  • The beginning of the religion (Islam)
  • Key Figures
  • Beliefs about God
  • Sacred writings
  • Worship and prayer

 

TERM 2

Unit(s) Title: The impact of the Christian faith on choices

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Rest
  • Finances
  • Careers
  • The environment
  • Is it important to consider how we make decisions?

TERM 3

Unit(s) Title: Ceremonies from birth – death and belief in the after

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Ceremonies from birth – death and belief in the after life
  • Birth, Christening
  • Coming of age, communion
  • Baptism
  • Marriage
  • Death

 

YEAR 10

TERM 1

Unit(s) Title: Faith and Morality (multi faiths) Worship and prayer. Hindu, Buddhist, Judaism and Sikh. 

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Places where prayer takes place.
  • The leader’s role in prayer and worship.
  • The customs of prayer.
  • The rituals of prayer.

 

TERM 2

Unit(s) Title:  Christianity and the impact it has on relationships.

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Forgiveness
  • Marriage
  • Children
  • Authority Figure
  • Gender Equality issues

 

TERM 3

Unit(s) Title:  Jesus’ miracles

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Death, Lazarus -John 11:1-44, or Jairus’ daughter Mark 5: 21-24 and 35-43.
  • Demons, Legion -Mark 5:1-20.
  • Disease, The Paralysed man - Mark 2:1-12.
  • Nature, the calming of the storm -Mark 4:35-41. 
  • Can miracles happen today?
YEAR 11

Personal reflections on religious perspectives explored through various off timetable workshops

For more information please contact:  rachaelwright@graceaacademy.org.uk