|Year||Term 1||Term 2||Term 3|
|Year 7||What is religion?|
- What are the 4 main religions in the world today?
– The importance of religious buildings and considering ‘Should places of worship be sold to help the poor?’
|Year 8||Is death the end?|
- Exploring religious views about life after death. Playing the ‘Beyond Belief’ game.
|Rites of passage:
- Exploring the ceremonies and events marking an important stage in someone's life, especially birth, the transition from childhood to adulthood, marriage, and death.
|Year 9||Religion and early life:|
- Identifying the beliefs and action of religions when it comes to early life.
|Why does God allow suffering?
- If there is a God why does suffering take place? Comparing religious/non-religious points of view.
|Year 10||Christian key beliefs:|
● The nature of God; Creation; Afterlife
● Life of Jesus Christ; incarnation, life, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension
Theme A - Relationships and families:
● Sex, marriage and divorce
● The nature and purpose of families
● Contemporary family issues including:
same-sex parents, polygamy, roles of men and women, gender equality, prejudice and discrimination.
|Buddhist key beliefs:|
● Buddhist key beliefs
● The key teachings of The Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Path and afterlife
Theme B: Religion and life:
● Religious and non religious views on the creation of the universe and evolution
● Ideas on the responsibility to look after the world
● Understanding attitudes about abortion, euthanasia and animal experimentation.
● Different forms of worship and prayer and their significance
● Buddhist places of worship; temples shrines and monasteries; the significance of different forms of worship.
● Religious festivals and ceremonies
● Ethical teachings
|Year 11||Theme D - Religion, peace and conflict:|
● Religious attitudes about peace and justice; violent protests; terrorism; war
● The role and importance of pilgrimage and celebrations
● The role of the church in the local and worldwide community; missions, Church growth, reconciliation, persecution and aid/charity
|Theme E - Religion, crime and punishment:|
● Ideas of good, evil and suffering.
● Understanding motivation, cause and impact of crime
● Recognising different types of crime
● Understanding different forms of punishment
|Recap and revise the 2 religions and themes studied.
● Revision methods and techniques
● Completing past papers and practice questions