Religious Studies helps build young people’s understanding and appreciation of different beliefs, practices and religions, and how these relate to the modern world. Most religions and beliefs offer answers to life’s deepest questions and many young people are seeking answers to those questions, as they grow into independence and work out how to live a good life. Religious studies provides opportunities for young people to relfect and analyse, to discuss and debate, to explore and discover, and to learn more about the world in which they live. Students have one hour a week for Religious Studies and follow the Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus which has been adapted to suit the needs of different groups.
KS3 Religious Education
Students study Religious Education for one hour each week. The school follows the Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education which develops knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other principal religions, religious traditions and world views.
Religious Education has an important role to play in preparing students for adult life. It encourages students to develop their sense of identity and belonging. It also enables them to develop respect for and sensitivity to others, in particular those whose faiths, beliefs and world views are different from their own.
Students will learn through discussion and research, investigating a range of issues linked to right and wrong and what it means to be human.
KS3 RE Long Term Plan
|Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring 1||Spring 2||Summer 1||Summer 2|
|HA Year 1||How do different religions celebrate the birth of a baby?||How do different religions look at death?||What do sacred writings teach people about how to live?||What does it mean to be religious?||How do ordinary people live in extraordinary times? (Martin Luther King)||A life for a life? (Capital Punishment)|
|LA Year 1||Christianity||Hinduism||What does it mean to be religious?|
|HA Year 2||How do different religions celebrate marriage?||Why do people go on pilgrimages?||How do we know what is right and wrong? (morals)||Are we created equal? (Prejudice and Discrimination)||Can people from different religions live together?||Do animals have rights?|
|LA Year 2||Judaism||Buddhism||How do we know what is right and wrong? (morals)|
|HA Year 3||What makes a place special? (Jerusalem)||Is there power in peace?||Where does the universe come from?||Jesus – was he a trouble maker?||Does suffering have a point?||Is it ever right to fight?|
|LA Year 3||Islam||Sikhism||Is it ever right to fight?|