What will students study this term?
In Year 7, students will continue their studies by focusing on the next two of the main world religions: Judaism and Sikhism. In doing so, the students will understand the beliefs, cultures and histories these religions have in the world.
In Year 8, students will continue their studies on the interrelationships between faiths through exploring the concepts of evil and suffering and how different religious groups perceive these concepts. In the second half term, students will study the philosophy of different religions.
In Year 9, students will continue their studies on the philosophical and ethical aspects of RS by studying the concepts of war and peace, where students will explore the controversial necessity for war, how groups justify conflict by their faith, and whether peace can ever be established between different faiths.
What assessment will students do this term?
Each year group will undergo an extended written task at least once a half term. The skills tested will centre on the key concept the topic is exploring and indicate their understanding of the topic. The style of assessment and the wording of the questions are phrased in such a way to prepare the students for GCSE.
What homelearning will be set this term?
Students are set a variety of home learning tasks.
Each year group will receive a homelearning menu where the students will complete two tasks from the menu every half term that is monitored by the teacher. The tasks on the menu are more challenging further up the menu. The tasks range from written, to creative, to exam preparation.
What can we do at home to help with this term’s learning?
Ensure students are completing all home learning tasks to a high standard and on time.
Revising spellings for key terms. Revisiting lesson material prior to assessments and ensuring students are using these materials to revise. Materials used in lesson can be found in the shared Humanities folder in students’ ‘Shared with Me’ drive on their chromebooks.
What extension project can students complete at home on this topic?
Year 7 students can read one of the articles on
And write a response about what this teaches them about Christian beliefs. This work can be e-mailed to their teacher.
Year 8 students can use the links below to research Christian beliefs about ‘eternal life’. Students should use this information to create a storyboard for film about what Christians believe happens after death. Work can be submitted to Mr Hadley via e-mail.
Year 9 students can research the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians and to the extent in which the war is based on religious grounds rather than geo-political.
What further reading is recommended to support this area of study?
Students have access to in depth textbooks on all 6 major world religions via Kerboodle. They can also ask Mr Hadley for further reading from higher level textbooks which can be copied for them.
What are some great websites that can help with this term’s studies?