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Religious Education

Year 7

In Autumn 1 we focus on Community- School, Catholic, Salford. From the outset, Learning Objectives and assessment /level descriptors are employed in lessons. We also consider Jesus and the beliefs that the Catholic Church has today. Finally, we evaluate evidence for Jesus in the Bible, particularly in the Synoptic Gospels.

In Autumn 2 we focus on how Christians use the Bible to teach us how to act/behave. Two major elements here being the image of God idea linked to Genesis and love for our neighbour- CAFOD and the Parable of the Good Samaritan.

Spring 1 concentrates on Welcome. We review the Sacraments of Initiation and the differences between the sacraments within Christian denominations.

Spring 2 starts with an overview of the Islamic welcome ritual- Aqiqah. We then move on to the Lenten journey- including the Temptations of Jesus before reflecting on the meaning of Easter and the resurrection.

Summer 1 revolves round the study of prayer and the effect it has on people of faith. We compare Catholic approaches (Pilgrimage to Walsingham & Lourdes) to Hajj, for Muslims. We also consider the Holy Land as a place of prayer and pilgrimage.

Summer 2 looks at religious heroes/martyrs. We look at the lives of Thomas More and John Southworth and compare their striving for God with Jewish OT heroes like David, Joshua and Samson.

Additional Support:

KS3: As there is no National Curriculum in RE and Salford as a Diocese does not dictate the KS3 Syllabus, our Curriculum in KS3, whilst mapping up with the Curriculum Directory for Catholic Schools, is unique. Supportive resources “out there” are generic in content and usually cater for non-faith schools.

Online support may touch upon topics studied in KS3:
www.request.org.uk
bbc bitesize
www.worldfaith.com
www.reonline.org.uk
www.catholic.org
retoday.org.uk

Pupil Premium Grant Funding & SEN

SEND support throughout both key stages is co-ordinated by SENCO in accordance with school priorities. Any additional bids for Pupil premium are assessed on an individual basis as per school policy.

Extra–Curricular activities:

The RE Dept. leads the Spiritual life of the school. Briefly this involves:

  • Liaison , planning of Liturgy and Reflection experiences for all year groups for the academic year (alongside our occasional Priest-Fr.M.Collins and Chaplaincy Team)
  • Publicity & organisation of CAFOD fast day collections during October (Harvest) and Lent (March)
  • Leadership & Management of the Liturgy Group.
  • Leadership & Management of SVP.
  • Welcome Mass for Year 7 in September and Year 7 celebrate Mass in February.
  • We celebrate our Patron Saint every Year on 17th March with 3 simultaneous Masses at 9 am at various venues around school.
  • Liturgy Group, Music Dept. and Senior Year 11 pupils create the Advent Service in December.
  • Years 7/8 experience reflection days on The Easter story/Advent Journey respectively.
  • The school celebrates Feast Days i.e. All Saints (1ST November), Feasts of SS Peter & Paul (29th June) in the Chapel.
  • Every Wednesday we have prayer in the Chapel at 12.15p.m. followed by Liturgy Group meeting.
  • SVP meets every Tuesday, outreach work with OAP’s and donations to Cornerstone before Christmas have been significant events in recent years.

Year 8

Autumn 1 examines the differences between Jesus beliefs and Jewish beliefs and the confrontations that developed i.e. Jesus teaching about the Sabbath. We then analyse specific parts of Jesus’ life that opposed prejudice and discrimination. This section of work is further linked to Christian values and the importance of Gifts of the Spirit (in the sacrament of Confirmation).

Autumn 2 considers ancient Judaism- in particular, the Jewish understanding of the Covenant with Abraham and Moses. We then link this to Jesus’ new covenant made at the Last Supper, before analysing Mass for Catholics and the effect it has on believers’ lives. We conclude by considering the season of Advent.

Spring 1 reviews Commitment- the calling of Jesus disciples, the role of ordained Catholics- Priest, Bishop and Pope alongside Benedictine and Carmelite orders. We also consider the impact of the Laity. Marriage and Ordination as areas of commitment in real life are reviewed.

Spring 2 looks at the events of Holy Week through the eyes of the Disciples (Judas, Peter and Thomas). Pupils consider the claim that these were good friends to Jesus. Different Gospel versions of (the) Resurrection appearances are also reviewed.

Summer 1 reflects on pupils own beliefs about money and wealth. Scripture- Feeding the 5000, The Widow’s offering blend with examples of poverty today. We also examine the impact of Christian Charities.

Summer 2 offers pupils an up to date look at Modern Judaism- festivals and practices. We also consider how the first Christian Churches developed- the Early Christian Community (The Acts of the Apostles)

Additional Support:

KS3: As there is no National Curriculum in RE and Salford as a Diocese does not dictate the KS3 Syllabus, our Curriculum in KS3, whilst mapping up with the Curriculum Directory for Catholic Schools, is unique. Supportive resources “out there” are generic in content and usually cater for non-faith schools.

Online support may touch upon topics studied in KS3:
www.request.org.uk
bbc bitesize
www.worldfaith.com
www.reonline.org.uk
www.catholic.org
retoday.org.uk

Pupil Premium Grant Funding & SEN

SEND support throughout both key stages is co-ordinated by SENCO in accordance with school priorities. Any additional bids for Pupil premium are assessed on an individual basis as per school policy.

Year 9

Autumn 1 opens with a series of lessons on Why RE? We then evaluate and dissect Christian belief on forgiveness- how it can avoid conflict, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the example of Scripture-Prodigal Son, The Penitent Thief and the Unmerciful Servant. We complement scripture with examples of reconciliation in real life.

Autumn 2 explores the question of why is there suffering in the world? The context is set with the OT story of Job, before looking at Jesus response to suffering. We incorporate Anointing of the sick as the Church’s response before evaluating the life of Max Kolbe. We finish with an alternative (Buddhist) response.

Spring 1 poses the question: How should religious communities act? We compare the 10 Commandments with the Beatitudes and Sermon on the Mount and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Spring 2 focuses on Church history and the divisions that evolved- the Great Schism, the Reformation and the steps forward made by Vatican 2. We also consider Sectarianism in the world and finally Ecumenism as a force for good in an era of violent fundamentalism.

Summer 1 is used as a “taster” for the new GCSE course on Islam. Key elements- The Qur’an, Mohammad, 5 Pillars and Mosques are all introduced alongside the new GCSE Assessment criteria.

Summer 2 is used to evaluate thematically key areas in Catholic Teaching no longer examined in detail at GCSE level- e.g. Capital Punishment, Conflict in families, Medical Ethics.

Additional Support:

KS3: As there is no National Curriculum in RE and Salford as a Diocese does not dictate the KS3 Syllabus, our Curriculum in KS3, whilst mapping up with the Curriculum Directory for Catholic Schools, is unique. Supportive resources “out there” are generic in content and usually cater for non-faith schools.

Online support may touch upon topics studied in KS3:
www.request.org.uk
bbc bitesize
www.worldfaith.com
www.reonline.org.uk
www.catholic.org
retoday.org.uk

Pupil Premium Grant Funding & SEN

SEND support throughout both key stages is co-ordinated by SENCO in accordance with school priorities. Any additional bids for Pupil premium are assessed on an individual basis as per school policy.

Year 10

As of September 2016, pupils will be studying Religion, Peace and Conflict through Islam (in line with the 2013 review). We will be following the Edexcel exam board: Paper 2C.

The Specification is split into 4 sections:

  1. Muslim Beliefs (Allah, Risalah, Holy Books, Malaikah, Al-Qadr, Akhirah)
  2. Crime & Punishment (Justice, Crime, Punishment, Forgiveness and the treatment of criminals)
  3. Living the Muslim Life (10 obligatory Acts, Shahadah, Salah, Sawm, Zakah & Khums, Hajj, Jihad)
  4. Peace & Conflict (Peace, Conflict, Pacifism, Just War theory, Holy War, Weapons of Mass destruction

The assessment objectives are:

  • 50%-Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of religion and belief
  • 50%- Analyse and evaluate aspects of religion and belief- including their significance and influence

The final examination lasts for 1 hour 45 minutes. It comprises each unit being assessed on each of the 4 types of question:

  • 3 marks
  • 4 marks
  • 5 marks
  • 12/15 marks

Additional Support:

KS4: Kerboodle resources (Oxford Publishing Company) for both Years 10 & 11 pupils should be available in Autumn 2017.

Specimen Examination papers (for first examination in 2018) should be available from Edexcel Exam board in Autumn 2017

Revisionworld
www.gaynes.havering.sch.uk/revision.html
www.youtube.com/user/Mrmcmillanrevis

Pupil Premium Grant Funding & SEN

SEND support throughout both key stages is co-ordinated by SENCO in accordance with school priorities. Any additional bids for Pupil premium are assessed on an individual basis as per school policy.

Year 11

As of September 2017, pupils will be studying Religion and Ethics through Catholic Christianity-Edexcel Paper 1A. As with the Year 10 course, the written examination is 1 hour 45 minutes. It involves each of the 4 units being assessed on each of the 4 types of question.

The Specification is split 4 ways:

  1. Catholic Beliefs (Trinity, Creation, Incarnation, Paschal Mystery, Life, Death and Ascension of Jesus)
  2. Marriage and the Family (Purpose/importance of Marriage, Sexual relationships, Homosexuality, purpose/importance of the family, local parish, family planning, Divorce/annulment and re-marriage, equality within the family, gender prejudice & discrimination)
  3. Living the Catholic Life (Sacraments, Liturgical Worship, Funeral Rites, forms of popular piety, Pilgrimage, Catholic Social teaching, Catholic mission)
  4. Matters of Life and Death (The origins and values of the Universe, Sanctity of Life-abortion/euthanasia, Science and non-religious explanations about origins of life, Catholic teaching on Life after death, issues in the natural world)

Additional Support:

KS4: Kerboodle resources (Oxford Publishing Company) for both Years 10 & 11 pupils should be available in Autumn 2017.

Specimen Examination papers (for first examination in 2018) should be available from Edexcel Exam board in Autumn 2017

Revisionworld
www.gaynes.havering.sch.uk/revision.html
www.youtube.com/user/Mrmcmillanrevis

Pupil Premium Grant Funding & SEN

SEND support throughout both key stages is co-ordinated by SENCO in accordance with school priorities. Any additional bids for Pupil premium are assessed on an individual basis as per school policy.


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