The Religious Education curriculum delivered at Grace Academy Solihull 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.
Unit(s) Title: Belief
- 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?
Unit(s) Title: The Existence of God
- 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?
Unit(s) Title: Worship and Prayer (Multi religions)
- 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?
Unit(s) Title: Creation stories (multi faith perspectives)
- 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?
Unit(s) Title: Jesus’ Teaching
- 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?
Unit(s) Title: Jesus’ impact on people
- 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?
Unit(s) Title: Origins of religions (multi faiths)
- The beginning of the religion (Islam)
- Key Figures
- Beliefs about God
- Sacred writings
- Worship and prayer
Unit(s) Title: The impact of the Christian faith on choices
- The environment
- Is it important to consider how we make decisions?
Unit(s) Title: Ceremonies from birth – death and belief in the after
- Ceremonies from birth – death and belief in the after life
- Birth, Christening
- Coming of age, communion
Unit(s) Title: Faith and Morality (multi faiths) Worship and prayer. Hindu, Buddhist, Judaism and Sikh.
- Places where prayer takes place.
- The leader’s role in prayer and worship.
- The customs of prayer.
- The rituals of prayer.
Unit(s) Title: Christianity and the impact it has on relationships.
- Authority Figure
- Gender Equality issues
Unit(s) Title: Jesus’ miracles
- 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?
Personal reflections on religious perspectives explored through various off timetable workshops
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