Philosophy, Ethics & Religion Curriculum Overview 2015-16

The grid below gives an overview of the curriculum for this academic year

In Philosophy, Ethics & Religion students learn about different religions as well as learning from them.
Through KS3 and KS4 Philosophy, Ethics & Religion students develop transferable skills such as:

  • Empathy and Tolerance
  • Communication
  • Analysis
  • Evaluation
  • The ability to work within a group
  • Independent learning
  • Self-reflection
  • The ability to construct an argument

Year 7

  • What is PER and Christian influence
  • A study of Islam
  • A study of Christianity
  • Pay it forward

Year 8

  • The impact of religion
  • A study of Sikhism
  • A study of Buddhism

Year 9

  • Relationships
  • Equality, prejudice and discrimination
  • The holocaust and modern day genocide
  • Reality -Using the film the Truman show and the allegory of Plato‚Äôs Cave to explore the issues of free will and determinism

Year 10

The Edexcel GCSE in Religious Studies comprises two units, which will be assessed through two different exam papers. In both units, students are required to base their studies on Christianity and Islam. They need to be aware of a range of responses addressing religious and/or non-religious beliefs.

GCSE (9-1)

Religious Studies B

Area of Study 1: Religion and Ethics                                                                                                 

For this area of study, students must study all four content sections in relation to Christianity.

1 Beliefs

2 Marriage and the Family

3 Living the Religious Life

4 Matters of Life and Death

Year 11

Area of Study 2: Religion, Peace and Conflict

For this area of study, students must study all four content sections in relation to Islam     

1 Beliefs

2 Crime and Punishment

3 Living the Religious Life

4 Peace and Conflict

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