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Religious Studies

At Key Stage 3 we explore a variety of faiths, to give pupils an overview of beliefs in the world today and how holding these beliefs affect an individual’s life.
Their progress is monitored through regular assessments and a variety of presentations. We set homework to build upon their knowledge, to develop research skill and to foster enjoyment of the subject.

KS3 Religious Studies

At key stage 3 we explore a variety of faiths, to give pupils an overview of beliefs in the world today and how holding these beliefs affect an individual’s life. Their progress is monitored through regular assessments and a variety of presentations. We set homework to build upon their knowledge, to develop research skill and to foster enjoyment of the subject.

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9

The life of Jesus and key Christian concepts.

The life of Buddha and key Buddhist concepts.

Sikhism, its foundation, practice and beliefs

The Life of Muhammad

Birth ceremonies

Coming of age ceremonies

Marriage ceremonies

Death ceremonies

Religious life styles

Arguments for and against the existence of God

How was the world created?

The purpose of suffering from a variety of religious perspectives.

Issues of prejudice and religious responses.

The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms C Egleton, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact her at ecsgeneral@enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk or telephone 020 8363 3030.

KS4 Religious Studies GCSE

Click here for the OCR R.S. GCSE webpage and here for the J625 Specification.

GCSE Religious Studies at KS4 helps to develop the skills already acquired at KS3.  Students will study the beliefs, teachings and practices from the Islamic and Christian perspectives as well as Religion, Philosophy and Ethics in the modern world from a Christian perspective.

What will students study in Year 10?

Unit (J625/07) Christianity - Religion, Philosophy and Ethics in the Modern World from a Religious Perspective

2 hour exam

2nd half Summer Term
  • Introduction to course and relationships and families
  • Men and Women
  • Christian understanding of equality
  • Gender
September to Christmas
  • The existence of God - the question God
  • The nature of reality
  • Experiencing God
January to Easter
  • Religion, peace and conflict - violence and conflict
  • Peace and peace making
  • Forgiveness and reconciliation
1st half Summer Term
  • Dialogue between religious and non-religious beliefs and attitudes - challenges for religion
  • Dialogue within and between religious groups
  • Dialogue between religious and non-religious groups
2nd half Summer Term (ISLAM)
  1. Beliefs and teachings - Core beliefs
  2. Prophethood
  3. Sources of wisdom
  4. Angels
  5. Eschatological beliefs

What will students study in Year 11?

Unit (J625/03) Islam - Beliefs and Teachings and Practices

1 hour exam

Unit (J625/01) Christianity - Beliefs and Teachings and Practices

1 hour exam

September to October half term
  • Practices - the importance of practices
  • Public acts of worship
  • Private acts of worship
  • Hajj
  • Zakah
  • Sawm
  • Festivals/special days
  • Jihad
November to February half term (CHRISTIANITY)
  • Beliefs and Teachings - Nature of God
  • Concept of God as a Trinity of persons
  • Biblical accounts of Creation
  • The problem of evil and suffering and a loving and righteous God
  • Jesus Christ
  • The importance of Christians of incarnation, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension
  • The concept of Salvation
  • Eschatological beliefs and teachings
February half term to Easter
  • Practices - worship
  • Sacraments
  • Prayer
  • The role and importance of pilgrimage and celebrations
  • The role of the church in the local community and living practices
  • Mission
  • The role of the church in the wider world

 

 


The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms C Egleton, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact her at ecsgeneral@enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk or telephone 020 8363 3030.

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