Religious Studies

Head of Department: Mr R Law

Teachers: Mrs S Keene, Miss K Hunter

Department Vision

  • Pupils will achieve more than they think they can in all Humanities subjects. 

  • We will achieve the vision by delivering excellent teaching with high expectations of staff and pupils.

  • All Humanities staff are aware of the high expectations of behaviour and work from staff and pupils in the Humanities subjects.

Toynbee School follows the 'Living Difference III' programme as prescibed by Hampshire.

Year 7

Autumn Term:  Christianity – a study of the faith.  Genesis Creation Story, Big Bang/Evolution, Suffering, Did Jesus exist?  Miracles, Parables, Crucifixion, Resurrection, Christmas/Easter, ‘Is Britain a Christian country?’

Spring Term: Islam – a study of the faith.  Prophet Muhammad, Angels, The Qur’an, Jihad, Shahada, Salat, Zakat, Sawm, Hajj.

Summer Term: Inspirational People of Faith.  Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Gandhi, Oscar Romero, Mother Teresa, Malala.

 

Year 8

Autumn Term: Religious Conflict.  9/11, 7/7, Israel/Palestine, Munich Olympics, The Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Spring Term: Religion and Equality.  Gender inequality, Race inequality, Wealth Inequality.

Summer Term:  Morality and Social Issues:  Medical Ethics, Human Rights, Justice: The purposes of Punishment, Capital Punishment

 

Year 9

WJEC Eduqas GCSE (9-1) in RELIGIOUS STUDIES (Route A)

Autumn Term:  Christianity: Beliefs and Practices. 

Beliefs:  Nature of God, Creation, Jesus Christ, Salvation, the Afterlife. 

Practices:  Worship, Sacraments, Pilgrimage and Celebrations, Christianity in Britain and the Church in the local community, The worldwide Church

Spring Term: Islam: Beliefs and Practices. 

Beliefs:  The Nature of Allah, Prophet hood (Risalah), Angels (Malaikah), Akhirah (Afterlife), Foundations of faith

Practices:  The Five Pillars of Sunni Islam: practices in Britain and elsewhere, Ten Obligatory Acts of Shi’a Islam: practices in Britain and elsewhere, Jihad, Festivals and commemorations: practices in Britain and elsewhere.

Summer Term: Religious, Philosophical and Ethical Studies in the Modern World

Theme 1: Issues of Relationships

Content from Christian and Islamic Perspectives:

Relationships, Sexual relationships, Issues of equality: gender prejudice and discrimination.

 

Year 10

Autumn Term:  Religious, Philosophical and Ethical Studies in the Modern World

Theme 2: Issues of Life and Death

Content from Christian and Islamic Perspectives:

The world, The origin and value of human life, Beliefs about death and the afterlife.

Spring Term:  Religious, Philosophical and Ethical Studies in the Modern World

Theme 3: Issues of Good and Evil

Content from Christian and Islamic Perspectives:

Crime and Punishment. Forgiveness, Good, Evil and Suffering.

Summer Term: Religious, Philosophical and Ethical Studies in the Modern World

Theme 4: Issues of Human Rights

Content from Christian and Islamic Perspectives:

Human Rights and Social Justice, Prejudice and discrimination, Issues of wealth and poverty.

 

Year 11

Autumn Term:  Christianity: Beliefs and Practices. 

Beliefs:  Nature of God, Creation, Jesus Christ, Salvation, the Afterlife. 

Practices:  Worship, Sacraments, Pilgrimage and Celebrations, Christianity in Britain and the Church in the local community, The worldwide Church

Islam: Beliefs and Practices. 

Beliefs:  The Nature of Allah, Prophet hood (Risalah), Angels (Malaikah), Akhirah (Afterlife), Foundations of faith

Practices:  The Five Pillars of Sunni Islam: practices in Britain and elsewhere, Ten Obligatory Acts of Shi’a Islam: practices in Britain and elsewhere, Jihad, Festivals and commemorations: practices in Britain and elsewhere

 

Spring Term: Religious, Philosophical and Ethical Studies in the Modern World:

Revision of all units

 

Books:

Recommended GCSE textbook:

 

WJEC Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Religious Studies Paperback – 26 Aug 2016 by Joy White, Chris Owens, Ed Pawson, Amanda Ridley.

 

More detailed but not exam board specific textbook:

Religious Studies for GCSE, Philosophy and Ethics Applied to Christianity, Roman Catholicism and Islam Paperback – 1 Jul 2016 by Dennis Brown

 

No specific textbook used at KS3 but reading the news and watching documentaries will extend knowledge on the people/events being studied.

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