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Subject: Philosophy and Ethics [RE] Course Overview: (What will students learn?) Year 7: HT1 & HT2 – Judaism - Beliefs and Practices HT2 & HT3 – Christianity – Beliefs and Practices HT4 & HT5 – Hinduism – Beliefs and Practices HT6 – Short study of an Eastern Religion- either Buddhism or Sikhism *Units last approximately 10 lessons at 1 per week Year 8: HT1 & HT2 – Miracles - Philosophy HT2 & HT3 – Evil and Suffering - Philosophy HT4 & HT5 – Prejudice and Discrimination - Ethics HT6 – Short study on Religious Art and Expression *Units last approximately 10 lessons at 1 per week Year 9 CORE RE: [Units last approximately 10 lessons at 1 per week] HT1 & HT2 – Matters of Life - Ethics HT3 & HT4 – Multiculturalism - Ethics HT5 & HT6 – Human Rights and Social Justice - Ethics *Units last approximately 10 lessons at 1 per week Internal Assessment: Pupils will be assessed through formative and summative assessments, primarily focusing on knowledge of beliefs and practices, as well evaluation of arguments and personal views in comparison to religious and secular opinions. Pupils will also sit an end of year examination which will cover content from all units taught throughout the year. There are no specific homework tasks set at KS3 in line with the whole school homework policy [unless a significant piece of work has not been completed in lesson.
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Subject: Philosophy and Ethics [RE] Course Title: GCSE Religious Studies [AQA Exam Board Spec A] Grading: 9-1 Course Overview: (What will students learn?) Philosophy and Ethics [RE] will encourage learners to: Understand and apply specific terminology associated with themed units and religious beliefs and practices Critically analyse ethical and philosophical concepts with the application of examples Think creatively, innovatively and analytically in ethical debates and discussions Explain the main beliefs and practices of two world religions and apply contrasting viewpoints Evaluate different viewpoints [covering both religious and secular] on philosophical and ethical issues Observe and apply relevant and current examples to support arguments and explanations from the wider society Students will be challenged with questions about belief, values, meaning, purpose and truth, enabling them to develop their own attitudes towards religious issues. Students will also gain an appreciation of how religion, philosophy and ethics form the basis of our culture. They will develop analytical and critical thinking skills, the ability to work with abstract ideas, leadership and research skills. All these skills will help prepare them for further study External Assessment: Unit 1: The Study of Religions – Beliefs, Teachings and Practices The study of beliefs, teachings and practices in two world religions – Christianity and Hinduism Each religion has a common structure of two five part questions – 1,2,4,5 and 12 marks Written Paper, : 1 hour 45 mins 50% of total GCSE exam - 96 marks plus (5 marks for SPaG) Unit 2: Thematic Studies The study of four religious, philosophical and ethical studies themes from a choice of six. We will be studying: Theme A: Relationships and Families Theme B: Religion and Life Theme D: Religion, Peace and Conflict Theme E: Religion, Crime and Punishment Written paper: 1 hour 45 mins 50% of total GCSE exam - 96 marks (plus 5 marks for SPaG) Internal Assessment: Pupils will be assessed using written assessments at the end of each unit studied. There will also be practice exam questions conducted within lessons or as part of a structured homework task that will either be self, peer or teacher assessed at regular intervals. Pupils will be expected to revise current as well as past topics of study to enable them to develop a long-term memory to ensure that they are fully prepared to sit their GCSE examinations at the end of Year 11. Students will sit end of year exams in Years 9 and 10. There will be formal mock examinations in Year 11.
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