Who Am I and What Do I Believe? This topic shows how religion is relevant to our lives and our local context.
Old Testament Themes The roots of the three Abrahamic faiths trace their origins to this collection of writings and we study source texts
Old Testament Themes and Jesus in the Gospels The life of Jesus and the Gospels provide the source material for later study in Christianity and shows the intentional parallels the authors of the Gospels make with the Old Testament
Hindu Beliefs Hinduism is the main Eastern religion in terms of numbers and the ‘seed bed’ of Sikhism and Buddhism. You will contrast the idea of a stream of traditions in Eastern faiths with the Tree analogy of Abrahamic faiths, showing development over time.
Hindu Practices You will reflect on the split between belief and practices in religions, with a focus on Hindu practices and reflect on the overlap between culture and religion.
Jewish Belief You will study Judaism with a focus on Jewish beliefs. This will add to the breadth of your understanding of religious traditions and is foundational to an understanding of Christianity and Islam
Jewish Practice Reflecting on the diversity of traditions in Judaism and linking with influence on culture and history
Evil & Suffering and Philosophy of Religion Reflecting on the philosophical theme of the Problem of Evil and theodicies. The Holocaust is used as a case study.
Philosophy of Religion An introduction of the thinking of Plato and Aristotle and the arguments from Natural Theology for and against the existence of God
Ethics: Family & Marriage This unit overlaps with PSHE and ethics. Allowing you to reflect on healthy relationships and the place of ethics in relationships.
Christian Belief You will study key Christian Beliefs: the nature of God; God as omnipotent, loving and just, and the problem of evil and suffering; the oneness of God and the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; different Christian beliefs about creation including the role of Word and Spirit (John 1:1-3 and Genesis 1:1-3); different Christian beliefs about the afterlife and their importance, including: resurrection and life after death; judgement, heaven and hell.
Christian Practice Pupils to gain a breadth of Christian practice among the 3 main denominations and mission and outreach programs in the UK and Worldwide
Islam Belief The six articles of faith in Sunni Islam and five roots of Usul ad-Din in Shi’a Islam, including key similarities and differences: Tawhid (the Oneness of God), Qur’an Surah 112; the nature of God: omnipotence, beneficence, mercy, fairness and justice/Adalat in Shi’a Islam, including different ideas about God’s relationship with the world: immanence and transcendence; angels, their nature and role, including Jibril and Mika’il; predestination and human freedom and its relationship to the Day of Judgement; Akhirah (life after death), human responsibility and accountability, resurrection, heaven and hell.
Islam Belief & Practice We explore the six articles of faith in Sunni Islam and the five roots in Shia Islam
Islam Practice Pupils learn about the 5 pillars of Islam in Sunni Islam and the 10 obligatory acts in Shia Islam.
Religion & Relationships This provides opportunity to explore issues of identity and ethics in relationships you explore themes on homosexuality, marriage, divorce and gender roles/stereotypes.
Key Stage 4
Theme: Crime & Punishment You look at the causes and reason for crimes and the effectiveness of the six aims of punishment.
Theme: Religion & Life This provides an opportunity to explore the relationship between science and religion, the environment and medical ethics.
Theme: Existence of God & Revelation You study the traditional arguments for God’s existence and Humanism is introduced as another world-view
Revision & Review Review content, skills and exam technique to be ready for your GCSE exams.
Summer Exams Personalised Revision
Philosophy and Ethics: an introduction to A level Religion and Science
Philosophy and Ethics: an introduction to A level Dominion and Stewardship
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