What will students study this term?
In Year 7, the students will complete their studies on the six main world religions by studying the final two: Hinduism and Buddhism. In doing so, the students will understand the beliefs, cultures and histories these religions have in the world.
In Year 8, the students will complete their studies on the interrelationships between religions by focusing on two main religions that are integral to GCSE: Christianity and Islam. Specifically, students will study Jesus Christ for the former and how Islam is embedded into the modern world for the latter.
In Year 9, students will complete their preparation for GCSE by studying the Holocaust. While the students explore the religious element behind the Nazi atrocities towards Jewish people, they will also get the opportunity to hear from a Holocaust survivor as part of their wider learning.
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 selecting and completing all homelearning tasks to a high standard.
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?
Students can complete a research project into an area of interest on the website below.
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?