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The aims of the RE Department at Key Stage 3 are:

  • To ask challenging questions about things such as the meaning of life, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human
  • To develop students’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other religious and world views
  • To encourage personal reflection and spiritual development
  • To learn from the different beliefs of others

 

At Key Stage 3 we will study:-

Year 7

  • Hinduism
  • Judaism
  • Buddhism

Year 8

  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Sikhism

 

The study of RE will allow students to develop their:

  • Sense of identity and belonging
  • Ability to understand their own and other people’s viewpoints, becoming informed citizens of a global community
  • Respect and sensitivity to others, encouraging them to identify and combat prejudice

 

Key Stage 3 Assessment

Student attainment is recorded using Levels. An explanation of these Levels can be found in the front of each student’s exercise book. Each student will be set their individual target at the beginning of the year, based on prior achievement and data. These targets will be updated on a regular basis using the work being produced to provide a personalised assessment to support and record each student’s ongoing attainment.

 

Home Learning

How Parents can help to support their son’s/daughter’s learning:

  • Regular checking on homework
  • Encouraging – asking your child questions about the work and discuss issues with them
  • Encouraging your child to take a regular interest in world events, especially those relating to people’s religion
  • Help your child by looking for and watching films and television programmes on religious and moral issues

 

If you have any queries, please contact Ms C Andrew – C.Andrew@eatonbank.org

Key Stage 4

RS GCSE involves the study of a wide range of important and challenging moral issues facing society today. Topics include abortion, euthanasia, the environment, crime and punishment, peace and conflict, prejudice and discrimination.
Philosophical questions are also explored, e.g. is there any life after death? Does life have a meaning? Why is there evil and suffering?
Students are encouraged to think these issues through seriously in an open-minded environment where any and all views are respected.
As well as developing their own views, students learn to understand the reasons other people may have different ideas to their own. A range of Christian and Muslim responses are also examined.
RS is an engaging and relevant subject: excellent preparation for life in a multi-cultural, global society. Whatever the future holds, what students learn in RS will be of value to them. It will develop their skills of discussion and help them to understand some complex issues.
A GCSE  in RS is a highly valued qualification to have for a wide range of careers, especially those connected with working with people, e.g. the medical profession, police, social work, teaching, nursery nurse.

Assessment:

We will follow the Edexcel Religious Studies GCSE course, “Religion in Life and Society”.  Students complete two modules.  Each module is assessed by examination at the end of Year 11.

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