Religious Education

RE is a very important part of the curriculum at Holy Family. In RE lessons pupils seek to understand and reflect on their own faith as well as show understanding and respect for the beliefs of others. The areas covered across both key stages allow students to gain a deep understanding of Catholic beliefs, inspired by the person of Jesus and Gospel values, as well as the broader Christian tradition. In RE we also aim to develop students both spiritually and socially to gain an appreciation of other belief systems and help them to continue to grow long after they have left school.

The aims of Religious Education are: 

  1. To present engagingly a comprehensive content which is the basis of knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith;
  2. To enable pupils continually to deepen their religious and theological understanding and be able to communicate this effectively;
  3. To present an authentic vision of the Church's moral and social teaching so that pupils can make a critique of the underlying trends in contemporary culture and society;
  4. To raise pupils' awareness of the faith and traditions of other religious communities in order to respect and understand them;
  5. To develop the critical faculties of pupils so that they can relate their Catholic faith to daily life;
  6. To stimulate pupils' imagination and provoke a desire for personal meaning as revealed in the truth of the Catholic faith;
  7. To enable pupils to relate the knowledge gained through Religious Education to their understanding of other subjects in the curriculum;
  8. To bring clarity to the relationship between faith and life, and between faith and culture.

The outcome of excellent Religious Education is religiously literate and engaged young people who have the knowledge, understanding and skills – appropriate to their age and capacity – to reflect spiritually, and think ethically and theologically, and who are aware of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life (Religious Education Curriculum Directory page 6)

 

KS3 Overview 2019

Year 7 Religious Education Learning Programme

Term

Topics

By the end of this topic I will be able to

Autumn Term 1

Community

  • School Community (the Mission Statement of Holy Family)
  • Church Community (roles within a parish, the laity and the priest, world wide Church community)

 

  • describe what it means to belong to a Christian community
  • explain the purpose of a school Mission Statement
  • evaluate the importance of different roles in a Church local community. 

Autumn Term 2

The Church Community cont.

  • The hierarchy of the Church
  • The infancy narratives

 

  • explain the role of the Pope and Bishops in the Church
  • understand how the Church is organised.
  • evaluate the importance of the birth of Jesus. 

Spring Term 1

The 7 Sacraments

  • The Sacraments of Initiation
  • The Sacrament of Baptism

 

  • describe the 7 sacraments
  • explain the importance of the Sacraments of Initiation
  • evaluate Infant and Believers’ Baptism

Spring Term 2

The Person of Jesus

  • Documents of faith and history
  • The titles of Jesus (Miracles and Parables)

 

  • describe the documents of faith and history and explain their importance.
  • evaluate the importance of the documents of faith and history
  • evaluate different titles of Jesus.

Summer Term 1

Opposition and Conflict

  • Lent
  • Jesus in conflict with authority
  • The Death of Jesus

 

  • describe the religious and political situation at the time of Jesus.
  • explain how Jesus came into conflict with religious authorities
  • explain and evaluate the meaning and importance of the death of Jesus.

Summer Term 2

World Religions

  • Introduction to world religions
  • Hinduism

 

  • describe the 6 major world religions
  • explain why studying world religions is important.
  • explain what Hindus believe about God.
  • explain how Hindus worship and celebrate festivals. 

Year 8 Religious Education Learning Programme

Term

Topics

By the end of this topic I will be able to

Autumn Term 1

Covenants

  • Old Testament Covenants
  • Jesus the New Covenant

   

  • describe what a covenant is and give examples of different covenants
  • evaluate the importance of the 10 commandments for Christians today
  • explain the importance of the New Covenant

Autumn Term 2

Kingdom Values

  • Peace, Justice and Reconciliation
  • The life and example of St. Oscar Romero

 

  • describe Kingdom Values
  • explain the role and importance of Oscar Romero
  • explain and evaluate why Human Rights are important to Christians.

Spring Term 1

What is Truth?

  • Images of God in the Old and New Testament
  • Different interpretations of the Genesis Creation accounts

 

  • describe images of God from the Old and New Testaments
  • explain Jesus’ teaching about God the Father
  • evaluate the different interpretations of the Genesis creation accounts. 

Spring Term 2

Stewardship

  • Christianity and the Environment
  • Stewardship

 

  • describe the problems of the environment and possible solutions
  • explain the Church’s teachings on the environment
  • evaluate how far religion can solve the problems of the environment.

Summer Term 1

Islam

  • The life and teachings of Muhammad.
  • The 5 Pillars of Islam
  • Islamophobia

 

  • describe the life of Muhammad.
  • explain the importance of the 5 pillars of Islam
  • evaluate and reflect on the problems faced by Muslims living in the UK. 

Summer Term 2

Pilgrimage

  • Catholic places of Pilgrimage
  • Popular piety

 

  • describe popular places of Catholic pilgrimage
  • explain the importance of going on pilgrimage
  • evaluate the benefits of popular pieties. 

Year 11 Overview

Year 11

 

Autumn Term

1

Autumn Term

2

Spring Term

1

Spring Term

2

Summer Term

1

Summer Term

2

Year 10

         

Year 11

Complete Relationships and families – 4 weeks – Complete by Friday 5th October – including the test. 

Triune God

2 weeks

Triune God – 5 weeks including assessments. Finish by 30th Nov

Mock exam preparation (intervention)

Mock

Church and Kingdom of God

Judaism Beliefs

 Redemption

Year 10 Overview

Year 10

 

Autumn Term

1

Autumn Term

2

Spring Term

1

Spring Term

2

Summer Term

1

Summer Term

2

Year 9

Year 10

Catholic Christianity:  Beliefs and Teachings

Creation

Incarnation

Redemption

Life after death

Trinity

Sacraments

 Relationships and Families  Theme G: St. Mark: The life of Jesus:  The early ministry of Jesus  Theme G:  St. Mark’s Gospel:  The later ministry of Jesus and the final days.   Preparation for End of Year Exam

Paper 1:

Catholic Christianity: Beliefs and Teachings.

Judaism Beliefs

Judaism practices

Paper Two

Theme A:  Relationships and Families

Theme D:  Religion, Peace and Conflict

Theme G: Mark’s Gospel

Catholic Christianity:  Practices

Year 11

Catholic Christianity:  Practices  Theme H:  Mark’s Gospel  Theme H:  continued  Revision  GCSE exams  

Year 9 Overview

Year 9

 

Autumn Term

1

Autumn Term

2

Spring Term

1

Spring Term

2

Summer Term

1

Summer Term

2

Year 9

Introduction to the Church – 4 weeks

Judaism:  Beliefs and teachings

Judaism Beliefs and Teachings

Judaism:  Practices

Theme B:  Peace and Conflict

Complete Peace and Conflict

Prep for end of year exam

End of Year Exam

Theme G: St. Mark – the Life of Jesus

Year 10

Complete              St. Mark

Catholic Christianity:The work of the Church

Catholic Christianity:  Beliefs and Teachings

Relationships and Families

Complete topic

Prep for end of year exam

End of Year Exam

Theme H:  St. Mark’s Gospel

Year 11

Complete              Theme H

Revision

Revision

Revision

GCSE exams

Useful Links

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/religious-studies/gcse/religious-studies-b-8063

https://www.youtube.com/user/MrMcMillanREvis

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/zb48q6f

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/zh3rkqt

 

 

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