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

1

Autumn Term

2

Spring Term

1

Spring Term

2

Summer Term

1

Summer Term

2

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. Structure and Hierarchy.

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

The Role of Lay people.

4. (moveable) Church design – link to Harvest Festival.

End of Topic Test

Key terms needed

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. 

Adult vs infant baptism?

Eucharist – main parts of the Eucharist.

Role of Music in liturgy.

End of Term Assessment

Key terms needed

Who is Jesus?

•Did Jesus exist?

Documents and faith and Documents of History.

Titles of Jesus

(Saviour, Son of God, Son of Man, Son of David, Christ / Messiah)

Jesus fully human and fully God.

Miracles – The Paralysed Man (forgiveness), The Calming of the Storm, The Epileptic boy(Examples of healing, nature and exorcism)

End of topic test

Jesus cont

 Parables - The Sower (allegory) The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats, The Good Samaritan. 

Opposition and Conflict

Introduce life at the time of Jesus (religious groups)

Jesus and Sabbath laws

Death

Death, Burial, Resurrection and Ascension

The Easter Triduum / Paschal Candle

End of Term assessment

 

 

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 topic test

Complete Hinduism topic.

Prep for end of Year exam

Synoptic:  End of Year Exam

Promises and Covenant*

What is Biblical Covenant?

Abraham Abraham’s diary

Moses

Year 8

The first covenants – Ab and Moses.

The 10 commandments.

How is Jesus the new covenant?

The Sermon on the Mount*

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

How did Jesus show Kingdom Values?

Study of Oscar Romero.

Death of Rutilio Grande

How did Oscar Romero demonstrate Kingdom Values?

End of Topic Test - Synoptic

Who is God?

What is truth?

Genesis and the Creation account

What is revelation?

Different interpretations of Genesis.

Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam

Trinity

Who is God to me

Christian Stewardship and Sustainability

Laudato Si.

CAFOD

End of Topic Test

Evil and Suffering

Moral and Natural Evil.

Catholic responses to evil and suffering.

Are there limits to forgiveness?

What is sin?

What is conscience?*

Scripture and forgiveness*

What does forgiveness mean to me?

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

KS4 Termly Overview

 

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

Catholic Christianity:  Beliefs and Teachings

Creation

Incarnation

Redemption

Life after death

Trinity

Sacraments

Relationships and Families

Theme G: St. Mark: The life of Jesus

Catholic Christianity:  Worship

End of Year Exam

Catholic Christianity:  The work of the Church

Year 11

Complete Relationships and families

Triune God

2 weeks

Triune God

Mock exam preparation (intervention)

Judaism Beliefs and teachings

 Judaism Beliefs and teachings

Church and Kingdom of God

Redemption

Year 10 Overview

 

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

Catholic Christianity:  Worship

End of Year Exam

Catholic Christianity:  The work of the Church

Year 11

Theme H:  St. Mark’s Gospel as source of religious, moral and spiritual truths

Revision

Revision

Revision

GCSE exams

Year 9 Overview

 

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

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