What will your child be learning?  

The schemes of learning that year 7 will focus on throughout the year are:

  • Introduction to Religion and Philosophy
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Philosophy for Children

How will your child be assessed?

  • There are 3 assessment points within each module.
  • 2 of the assessments are GCSE questions that students will plan and then complete answers to. The aim is for students to build on their GCSE skills that are both specific to RP and transferrable to other literacy based GCSEs in all years.
  • In addition to the 2 GCSE question assessment points each module has 1 larger piece or work that again builds on GCSE skills:

Christianity- Newspaper articles concentrating on miracles

 Islam– To create a magazine or leaflet that educates young people on at least two areas of the Islamic faith.

How can you help your child?

  • Discuss your views about life’s “big questions” with your child.
  • There are many places of worship that can be visited in Bristol and the local area.
  • Look at http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/

How will Homework be organised?

Homework may be set when the teacher feels a topic covered needs further embedding or as a way to allow research into a topic students may be starting in the future.

What will your child be learning?  

The schemes of learning that year 8 will focus on throughout the year are:

  • Sikhism
  • Buddhism
  • Poverty and Globalisation

How will your child be assessed?

  • There are 3 assessment points within each module.
  • 2 of the assessments are GCSE questions that students will plan and then complete answers to. The aim is for students to build on their GCSE skills that are both specific to RP and transferrable to other literacy based GCSEs in all years.
  • In addition to the 2 GCSE question assessment points each module has 1 larger piece or work that again builds on GCSE skills:

Sikhism– A guide to a Gurdwara

             –Buddhism- Buddhist explanation to suffering- different option on how to present this are offered to the students

             -Poverty and Globalisation-Creation of a Charity

How can you help your child?

  • Discuss your views about life’s “big questions” with your child.
  • There are many places of worship that can be visited in Bristol and the local area.
  • Look at http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/

How will Homework be organised?

Homework may be set when the teacher feels a topic covered needs further embedding or as a way to allow research into a topic students may be starting in the future.

What will your child be learning?  

The schemes of learning that year 9 will focus on throughout the year are:

  • Morality
  • Prejudice and Discrimination
  • Shoah

How will your child be assessed?

  • There are 3 assessment points within each module.
  • 2 of the assessments are GCSE questions that students will plan and then complete answers to. The aim is for students to build on their GCSE skills that are both specific to RP and transferrable to other literacy based GCSEs in all years.
  • In addition to the 2 GCSE question assessment points each module has 1 larger piece or work that again builds on GCSE skills:

Morality– Different ethical approaches to moral dilemmas

-Prejudice and Discrimination-Creation of lessons on a chosen area of discrimination

-Shoah– A number of assessed pieces to allow students understanding of the Holocaust to build

How can you help your child?

How will homework be organised?

Homework may be set when the teacher feels a topic covered needs further embedding or as a way to allow research into a topic students may be starting in the future.

Exam Board:  AQA

Qualification:  GCSE RP 

What are the main topics I will study for the qualification?

Exam paper 1:  The study of religions: beliefs, teachings and practices

Students will study the beliefs, teachings and practices of Christianity and one other religion. Students will be referring to scripture and/or sacred texts where appropriate.  Students will study the influence of the beliefs, teachings and practices studied on individuals, communities and societies.

Exam paper 2:  Study of philosophical, ethical and moral issues

Students will consider different religious, philosophical and ethical arguments and their impact and influence in the modern world.  Students investigate different perspectives, both religious and non-religious on 4 of the topics below:

  • Theme A: Relationships and families – sex, marriage, divorce, families and gender equality.
  • Theme B: Religion and life – origins and values of the universe, origins and value of human life.
  • Theme C: The existence of God and revelation – philosophical arguments for and against the existence of God, the nature of God and revelation.
  • Theme D: Religion, peace and conflict – religion, violence, terrorism and war, religion and belief in 21st century conflict.
  • Theme E: Religion, crime and punishment – religion, crime and the causes of crime, religion and punishment.
  • Theme F: Religion, human rights and social justice – human rights, wealth and poverty.

How will I be assessed in the subject?

Students will complete exam questions during the completion of each topic.  At the end of each topic, students will have an end of unit test which includes past exam questions on every different question type.

 

Am I suited to this subject?