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RE Teacher: Miss S Hayward

HALF TERM 1

Introduction to RS 

  • Why do we study RS?
  • This is me. 
  • Introduction to the Big Six 
  • New Religious Movements 
  • Religion in the UK/Chester 
  • Approaches to belief in God 

HALF TERM 2

Looking for God 

  • Ultimate questions. 
  • What is God like? 
  • The problem of evil 
  • What evidence is there that God exists? (design argument) 
  • What evidence is there that God exists (ontological argument) 
  • Miracles 

HALF TERM 3

Christianity

  • Is there a God? 
  • The world of Jesus. 
  • Nativity. 
  • The Incarnation. 
  • Parables. 
  • Holy Week 

HALF TERM 4

Christianity (continued)

  • Crucifixion and resurrection. 
  • Sin and salvation. 
  • The Bible. 
  • Inspiring people. 
  • Faith in action.

HALF TERM 5

Islam

  • Beliefs about Allah/sources of authority. 
  • Faith and prayer/the Mosque. 
  • The Five Pillars. 
  • Challenging stereotypes.

HALF TERM 6

Hinduism

  • Key beliefs about God/the Trimurti 
  • Other Hindu deities 
  • Key beliefs (karma and rebirth) 
  • Hindu scriptures 
  • Worship (temple/home) 
  • Festivals 

HALF TERM 1

Sikhism 

  • What do Sikhs believe? 
  • Sikhism and the 5Ks. 
  • The Gurus. 
  • The Guru Granth Sahib. 
  • The Gurdwara. 
  • Sewa. 

HALF TERM 2

Buddhism 

  • Life of the Buddha/Wesak 
  • Teachings of the Buddha (3 Universal Truths/4 Noble Truths) 
  • Teachings of the Buddha (8 Foldpath/5 Precepts) 
  • Karma and samara 
  • Buddhist worship 
  • Sangha 

HALF TERM 3

Judaism 

  • Introduction to Judaism. 
  • Key beliefs. 
  • Holy books of Judaism. 
  • The synagogue. 
  • Celebrations in Judaism.

HALF TERM 4

The Holocaust 

  • What is anti-Semitism? 
  • Jewish experiences under the Nazi regime? 
  • Dilemma, choices and responses to the Holocaust. 
  • Where was God? 
  • Jewish responses to the Holocaust? 

HALF TERM 5

Ancient Religions 

  • Ancient Greece. 
  • Ancient Egypt. 
  • Ancient Rome. 
  • Paganism. 

HALF TERM 6

Environmental Ethics 

  • The ethics of conservation. 
  • Conservation today. 
  • Christian attitudes towards conservation. 
  • Buddhist attitudes towards conservation. 
  • Conservation at the zoo. 

HALF TERM 1

Relationships

  • Love 
  • The perfect partner 
  • Marriage  
  • Assessment – presentation (Design a wedding) 
  • Pressures on marriage/divorce 
  • Sex outside of marriage and contraception 
  • Homosexuality 

HALF TERM 2

Religion and Identity

  • What does it mean to be human? 
  • What is the meaning of life? 
  • What is artificial intelligence? (Homework – design a robot) 
  • iRobot clips and questions 
  • Religious teachings applied to artificial intelligence 
  • Assessment – written response (Analyse the position of artificial intelligence)

HALF TERM 3

Religion, Morality and Sport 

  • Introduction to ethics 
    (moral absolutism vs moral relativism) 
  • Religion and sport (Homework – design a religion-based sport project) 
  • Morality and sport 
  • Drugs in sport 
  • Money in sport 
  • Religious people in sport 
  • Assessment – presentations (Project homework) 

HALF TERM 4

Religion and Science

  • Introduction and The Big Bang Theory 
  • The Theory of Evolution 
  • Religious Creation Narratives 
  • Are Religion and Science Compatible? 

HALF TERM 5

Arguments for the Existence of God 

  • Religious Experience 
  • Design Argument 
  • Causation Argument 
  • Assessment – Presentation 
  • The Problem of Evil and Suffering 
  • Atheism, Suffering and Unanswered Prayers 

HALF TERM 6

Beyond the Big Six

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 
  • Rastafari 
  • Humanism 
  • Assessment – leaflet (Why is it important to learn about religions beyond the big 6?) 

HALF TERM 1

Peace, Conflict and Justice

  • Causes of war 
  • Pacifism  
  • Christian attitudes on war – Just War Theory 
  • Muslim attitudes on war – Jihad 
  • Assessment – written response (“War is always wrong”. Discuss) 

HALF TERM 2

Peace, Conflict and Justice

  • Causes of war 
  • Pacifism  
  • Christian attitudes on war – Just War Theory 
  • Muslim attitudes on war – Jihad 
  • Assessment – written response (“War is always wrong”. Discuss) 

HALF TERM 3

Medical Ethics

  • Introduction to medical ethics 
  • Ethical theories 
  • Abortion 
  • Euthanasia 
  • Organ donation 
  • Assessment 

HALF TERM 4

Medical Ethics

  • Introduction to medical ethics 
  • Ethical theories 
  • Abortion 
  • Euthanasia 
  • Organ donation 
  • Assessment 

HALF TERM 5

Theories of Secularisation

  • Religion in Modern Britain 
  • Indicators of Secularisation (Belonging) 
  • Indicators of Secularisation (Behaving) 
  • Indicators of Secularisation (Believing) 
  • New Age Movements & Arguments Against Secularisation 
  • Is It Important to Believe in God in the 21st Century? 
  • Assessment

HALF TERM 6

Theories of Secularisation

  • Religion in Modern Britain 
  • Indicators of Secularisation (Belonging) 
  • Indicators of Secularisation (Behaving) 
  • Indicators of Secularisation (Believing) 
  • New Age Movements & Arguments Against Secularisation 
  • Is It Important to Believe in God in the 21st Century? 
  • Assessment

HALF TERM 1

Religion in the Workplace

  • Introduction – morality/ethics recap (Homework – research the religion policies of one company) 
  • Rights and Responsibilities in the workplace  
  • Religious discrimination in the work place 
  • Charity work 
  • Assessment – written response (“Religious people should not face discrimination in the work place, but neither should religion override everything else, including the needs of employers.” Discuss.) 

HALF TERM 2

Religion in the Workplace

  • Introduction – morality/ethics recap (Homework – research the religion policies of one company) 
  • Rights and Responsibilities in the workplace  
  • Religious discrimination in the work place 
  • Charity work 
  • Assessment – written response (“Religious people should not face discrimination in the work place, but neither should religion override everything else, including the needs of employers.” Discuss.) 

HALF TERM 3

Religion in Popular Culture

  • Religion and film 
  • Religion and music 
  • Religion and art 
  • Religion and literature 
  • Assessment – homework (Create a compilation of examples of religion in popular culture and explain the influence they have – presentation (?)) 

HALF TERM 4

Religion in Popular Culture

  • Religion and film 
  • Religion and music 
  • Religion and art 
  • Religion and literature 
  • Assessment – homework (Create a compilation of examples of religion in popular culture and explain the influence they have – presentation (?)) 

HALF TERM 5

Theologies of Liberation

  • Liberation Theology 
  • Black Theology 
  • Feminist Theology 
  • Womanist Theology 

 

HALF TERM 6

Theologies of Liberation

  • Liberation Theology 
  • Black Theology 
  • Feminist Theology 
  • Womanist Theology