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 2018

Autumn Term

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Autumn Term

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Spring Term

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Spring Term

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Summer Term

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Summer Term

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Year 7

About Belonging

Baseline Assessment* (update)

Role of Community

Mission Statement (Peer assessment)

Introduction to Church Community

  1. Parish (bin newsletter)
  2. Role of Church (four marks of the Church)
  3. The Role of Lay people.
  4. (moveable) Church design – link to Harvest Festival.

Mission Statement Report

(Advantages and Disadvantages of being of a Church community – does this make you a better Christian?

End of Topic Assessment

The infancy narratives and the importance of Christmas. 

Independent Learning Tasks
 What are the signs of our identity?
  • What are the 7 sacraments?
  • Initiation.
  • Understanding of Baptism – with particular to the rite of Baptism, symbols and meaning.

The importance of the sacrament of initiation.

End of topic test
 Who is Jesus?
  • Did Jesus exist?
  • Documents and faith and Documents of History.

Evaluation of Jesus’ existence. 

Jesus as Saviour and the Miracles of Jesus

  • Titles of Jesus

(Saviour, Son of God,)

Evaluation question
Opposition and Conflict
  • Introduce life at the time of Jesus (religious groups)
  • Jesus and Sabbath laws
  • Death of Jesus
Synoptic Assessment about the life and importance of Jesus.
A Hindu focus

Introduction to World religions – why should we study other faiths?

What do Hindus believe about God?*

Hindu worship – Puja

Hindu festivals – Divali

 

End of Year Exam

Year 8

The first covenants – Abraham and Moses.

The 10 commandments.

Evaluation Question on the 10 commandments

 

How is Jesus the new covenant?

  • the beatitudes
  • Anger
  • Revenge
  • Love for Enemies
  • Charity/ Wealth

 

The new commandment

What does Jesus as the new covenant mean to me?

End of Topic Test

How do we meet the challenge to live justly?

The Our Father and how it shows the meaning of the Kingdom of God.

Kingdom Values in the life of Catholics.

  • Justice
  • Peace
  • Reconciliation

Human Rights

Study of Oscar Romero.

 

The Diary Account for Oscar Romero

End of Topic Test – Synoptic on Kingdom Values and Oscar Romero

Who is God?

What is truth?

Genesis and the Creation account

What is revelation?

Different interpretations of Genesis.

Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam

Who is God to me?

Problems with the Environment

Christian Stewardship and Sustainability

Pope Francis’ teaching on the environment in Laudato Si.

CAFOD – Climate Heroes

End of Topic Test
How are Muslims called to live?

How Islam began.

The life of Muhammad

Teachings of Muhammad

The Five Pillars of Islam

The Qur’an

Being a Muslim in Britain today. 

End of Topic Test
Pilgrimage
  • What is a pilgrimage?
  • Why do people go on pilgrimage?
  • Where do people go on pilgrimage?

End of Year Exam

Popular devotions on pilgrimage:

  • Stations of the Cross
  • Processions
  • Anointing of the Sick
  • Rosary
Reconciliation

*Assessment opportunity – 2 per half term

Year 11

 

Autumn Term

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Autumn Term

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Spring Term

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Spring Term

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Summer Term

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Summer Term

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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

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Autumn Term

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Spring Term

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Spring Term

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Summer Term

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Summer Term

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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

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Autumn Term

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Spring Term

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Spring Term

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Summer Term

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Summer Term

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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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