Year 7: Ultimate questions, Buddhism, Prophets, Judaism
Year 8: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism
The current specifications studied within KS 4 are: Edexcel examination board. www.edexcel.org.uk
The non examination RE classes follow the Edexcel GCSE units
Non examination classes
What Will I Study?
Religion and Life
The study of Christian and Non-Religious attitudes:
Matters of Life and Death Assessment: GCSE style questions
Marriage and the family Assessment: GCSE style questions
Community Cohesion Assessment: GCSE questions
Belief in God Assessment: GCSE style questions
Examination course classes
What will I study ?
Full course overview of content and assessment
- New 9-1 grading scale with 9 being the top level
- 2 examination papers each 1 hour 45 mins long
- Equal weighting for each paper- 50% of total mark
- 100% external assessment – no coursework.
- Students must study two religions – Christianity and Islam
- Each paper will focus on ONE religion i.e. you will sit one examination on Christianity and one on Islam.
|Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of religion and belief including:|
• beliefs, practices and sources of authority.
• influence of individuals, communities and societies.
• similarities and differences within and/or between religions and beliefs
|Analyse and evaluate aspects of religion and belief,|
including their significance and influence.
|Religion and Ethics|
|Religion, Peace and Conflict|
|1. Beliefs – Belief in God||1. Beliefs – Belief in Allah|
|2. Marriage and the Family||2. Crime and Punishment|
|3. Living the Christian Life||3. Living the Islamic Life|
|4. Matters of Life and Death||4. Peace and Conflict|
|50% exam (1 hour 45 minutes)||50% exam (1 hour 45 minutes)|
Each examination paper will consist of four questions . Each question will be split into parts a, b, c and d following the criterai below :
|c||Open response including religious quotes||5||AO1|
|d||Evaluation||12 (+6 SPaG)||AO2|
Useful websites to support learning include:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/ (This website includes podcasts, message boards and articles on religion as well as highlighting upcoming religion-focused radio and TV programmes.)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion (Current articles on religion)
http://www.virtualreligion.net/vri/ (This site is designed to advance research in matters of religion.)
GCSE Booster sessions / homework lunchtime clubs/ Guest speakers to enhance interest and understanding.