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Religious Studies

Religious Studies is a popular and very successful subject at our school. As a diverse school, we see our role as essential in supporting students to understand and appreciate other faiths and cultures. We also support students in understanding how different moral codes influence society and help them develop an understanding of their own opinions and influences. Religious Studies is taught in dedicated classrooms which house specialist resources and artefacts.

In Year 8, we follow the Leeds Locally Agreed Syllabus which encourages students to study and understand the ways that people live in their immediate community, as well as considering their own place within that community.

 

Course Overview

In Year 8 we start the year finishing off our journey of the main world faiths with a unit on Islam. We follow this with a unit on Alternative Religions building on the knowledge that students have gained and look at smaller denominations of the main World Faiths, including Sufism, the Amish and Scientology. We also look at issues from a Humanist perspective. We then complete a unit on the Holocaust, and explore issues around prejudice, discrimination and religious perspectives and then move to a unit on Holy people and how people apply their religious beliefs in difficult circumstances. We then explore a unit on Spirituality and how different religions worship, building towards the GCSE which starts in Year 9.

Autumn Term
Islam
The Holocaust

Spring Term
The Holocaust and modern day issues
Holy People

Summer Term
Holy People
Alternative Religions

 

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