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Religious Education

Curriculum time:

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Lessons a week

 

1

2

 

 

Teaching team:

Teacher

Roles

Contact e-mail

Miss Hopewell

Head of RE

Mhopewell@beaumontleys.leicester.sch.uk

Facilities:

We have links with the Leicester Masaya Link Group which allows to access a wider variety of resources, which are used to enrich students experience and education.

Equipment is needed in all lessons, students are expected to ensure they have a pen, pencil and ruler at all times.

KS3 Curriculum

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Humanities

·         Religion Leicester and Me

·         Religious Buildings

·         Religious Expression and Celebration

 

We start the GCSE course (details below)

KS3 Assessment

Students are assessed using KS3 friendly versions of the GCSE assessment framework. This includes extended written answers and short answered questions.

KS4

 

KS4: GCSE

We follow the Eduqas WJEC 9-1 Religious Studies qualification.

The GCSE curriculum consists of three components.

During the first year of the course students will complete the short course GCSE with will be examined at the end of the first year.  During the second year of the course students will work towards to the full GCSE, which will be examined at the end of the second year.

Short course RE

There are 3 components for the Short course in RE, all components are assessed at the end of the course of study through linear 1-9 graded exams.

Component 1 (weighting 50% = 1 hour exam) Religious, philosophical and ethical studies in the modern world.

Issues of relationships, requires learners to consider characteristics of relationships, marriage and family life.  Through a study of beliefs and teachings, questions relating to issue of relationships in the twenty-first century will be considered, including same sex relationships and gender roles.  Key concepts for study will be; adultery, divorce, cohabitation, commitment, contraception, gender equality, responsibilities and roles.

Issues of life and death; this theme requires learners to consider religious and non-religious beliefs about the nature of life and death the origins and value of the universe and human life. Learners will gain an understanding of the following concepts; afterlife, environmental sustainability, euthanasia, evolution, abortion, quality of life, sanctity of life and soul.

Component 2 (weighting 25% = 30 minute exam) Study of Christianity

The compulsory nature of this component ensures that learners know and understand the fact that the religious traditions of Great Britain are, in the main Christian, but also diverse and include other religious and non-religious traditions.

Students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge and understand of the following key concepts; omnipotent, omnibenevolent, Trinity, incarnation, atonement, resurrection, salvation and judgment.

Component 3 = (weighting 25% = 30 minute exam) Study of a world faith.

For this we have chosen option 3, Islam. 

The compulsory nature of this component ensures that learners know and understand a world religion, which is very popular within our local area. For this unit the humanities department has chosen to study Islam.

Full course RE – Route A

During the second year of GCSE study, all students* will prepare for the full GCSE course.

There will be 3 components of study, each with a written examination.

Component 1 (50% weighting, 2 hour exam) Religious, philosophical and ethical studies in the modern world.

Candidates will cover;

  • Theme 1: Relationships (taught during short course)
  • Theme 2: Life and Death (taught during short course)
  • Theme 3: Good and Evil
  • Theme 4: Human Rights

Component 2 (25% weighting, 1 hour exam) Study of Christianity;

Christianity beliefs, teachings and practices. During the second year of study, students will be taught the practices component for Christianity.  Students will have covered the beliefs and teachings components during the first year.

Component 3 (25% weighting, 1 hour exam) Study of a world faith

Candidates will study the beliefs, teachings and practices of one world faith for this section the humanities department have chosen Option 3 = Islam. During the second year of study, students will be taught the practices component for their chosen world faith; students will have covered the beliefs and teachings components during the first year.

More information can be found at http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/religious-studies/gcse/ 

* All students apart from those who will progress through a future pathways route.