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Religious Education

 

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Introduction

Welcome to the Religious Education department at Hodge Hill College. Religious Education is a unique subject that provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. It offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development. The Religious Education Department consists of 5 members of staff specialist staff. Many students opt for GCSE Religious studies and the department has achieved excellent results.

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KS3

  Topic 1 Topic 3 Topic 3  
 

Looking for God.

Jesus Christ Superstar?

Following Muhammad (PBUH).

 
 

In this unit students will be explore their own views and a variety of other views on arguments for and against the existence of God.

Students will explore the life, teachings and example of Jesus and assess whether he makes a good role model for people today.

In this unit students will explore the life, teachings and example of Muhammad (PBUH)’s and explore his impact on

 

 

  Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3 Topic 4 Topic 5
Y8

Seeking Justice.

Who wants to be a millionaire?

What does it mean to be a Jew?

Death and beyond?

What it means to be a Sikh

 

In this unit students will be explore religious and social aspects of justice with a particular focus on racism and ways of dealing with it.

In this unit students will be explore religious and social aspects of wealth/wealth creation including exploring the practice of Zakat in Islam , the concept of kirat kirni in Sikhism, the work of Christian Aid and the Fair Trade movement. In this unit students will learn about Jewish beliefs and practices and will understand some elements of what it means to be a Jew evaluate these. In this unit students will explore their own attitude to death and life after death and explore religious attitudes and beliefs concerning life after death.

In this unit students will learn about Sikh beliefs and practices and will understand some elements of what it means to be a Sikh evaluate these.

 
Y9

How did we get here?

Who am I? Bloody RE?  How do I decide?

 Religion and the Media.

 

 In this unit students will be explore a variety of views including their own on the creation of the universe, will investigate the impact humans have made on the environment and consider potential solutions.

In this unit students will learn about Islam, Judaism, Sikhism and Hinduism or Christianity and will understand the role religion plays in affecting a person’s identity.

In this unit students will explore the religious concepts of sacrifice and of jihad, they will also explore social/moral and religious view on capital punishment

In this unit students will explore how religious people may make decisions. They will look at how decision making can work in practice by studying religious responses to prejudice, homosexuality, abortion and euthanasia.

In this unit students will study different aspects of the media and how they reflect religious and moral issues, they will also consider and evaluate how the media portrays religious people/Issues. 

 

 

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KS4

GCSE RE

Exam board

Edexcel

Course code

1RB0

Examined by

Two exams; each 1 hour and 45 minutes

Key topics taught

Paper 1: Area of Study 1 - Religion and Ethics (Islam)

Beliefs

Marriage and the Family

Living the Muslim Life

Matters of Life and Death

Paper 2: Area of Study 2 - Religion, Peace and Conflict (Christianity)

Beliefs

Crime and Punishment

Living the Christian Life

Peace and Conflict

We teach two religions: Islam (Religion and Ethics) and Christianity (Peace and Conflict). The papers cover both beliefs and practices and philosophical and ethical issues. There is no course work.

Year 10

Year 11

Muslim Beliefs

Crime and Punishment

Marriage and the Family

Living the Christian Life

Living the Muslim Life

Peace and Conflict

Matters of Life and Death

Revision

Christian Beliefs

 

RERE

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Support

Revision sessions run as required