万度视频

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Curriculum

Religious Studies

Overview

At 万度视频 School聽RE enables students to engage critically with significant ethical, philosophical and social issues in order to understand the world we live in more fully. Students learn about a wide range of religious beliefs and practices, including non-religious worldviews. They do this for the development of their knowledge, for their capacity to flourish in our diverse society, and for their growing understanding of their own identity and outlook. At 万度视频 School students are encouraged to develop their own considered opinion, to articulate their views, and engage in productive dialogue and debate with others.

In order to fulfil this purpose, RE lessons at聽万度视频 School聽are aimed at developing, with increasing depth and discernment, students鈥 knowledge and understanding of religious traditions and non-religious worldviews. Students will learn how religious identity influences people鈥檚 lives and will be encouraged to express their own considered opinions about the nature and value of religion on people and the planet. Students will develop the skills of listening, speaking and discussing, as well as those of enquiry, analysis and evaluation.聽

At the heart of our RE curriculum at聽万度视频 School聽is the intention to enable students to聽know聽and articulate their own beliefs and opinions on a variety of topics; whilst also聽understanding聽the worldviews of others and how these influence behaviour.聽聽Thus preparing students for life in a diverse world.聽The RE curriculum also plays a key role in supporting the four intentions of our whole school curriculum intent:聽
  1. 聽Removing barriers to learning聽
  2. 聽Developing knowledge and skills for learning
  3. 聽Developing personal attributes聽
  4. 聽Enriching students鈥 experiences and broadening their horizons

The Subject Way

Our subject has a 鈥楽ubject Way鈥 at the heart of it. Our Subject Way is designed to help students become young subject specialists. The Subject Way has two main purposes:

Firstly, to teach students the vital skills they need to achieve their full potential and gain the very best grades they can. Secondly, to teach students how each subject relates to the wider world, incorporating the life skills they will learn.

It is our belief that knowing how what you learn links to the wider world brings a subject to life and therefore improves overall understanding and engagement.

Religious Studies Options

YEAR 9 RS within the Option Suites

If students opt to study the聽Political Science聽suite of subjects they will experience a foundation course for GCSE Religious Studies.聽 Within this suite of subjects students will develop an understanding of the skills required for the GCSE course by covering some foundational topics such as Belief in a god, Religion and gender and Rites of passage.

YEAR 10 & 11

If selected as an option students in Year 10 and 11 complete the Edexcel (Pearson) GCSE B course. The course involves an in-depth study of Christianity for Paper 1, this has units on Marriage and Family, Beliefs, Practices and Matters of Life and Death. Following on from this, students study Islam for Paper 2; this has units on Beliefs, Crime and punishment, Living the Muslim Life & Peace and Conflict.聽 Both papers require students to have an understanding of non-religious worldviews (i.e. atheist and Humanist) on the topics of study too.聽 This course require students to demonstrate a thorough Knowledge and Understanding of religion and belief and an ability to debate. Both papers will be sat at the end of Year 11.

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