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Vision for Religious Education

The vision for Religious Education at St George’s is to be a subject at the heart of the curriculum, enabling pupils to flourish academically, morally and spiritually. Religious Education will make a valuable contribution to a broad, stimulating curriculum, leading to well-rounded individuals who are prepared for the next stage in their lives.

Religious Education is a subject that every child will take for GCSE and opportunities for study will be provided from Early Years through to Sixth Form. The curriculum will focus predominantly on Christianity, but will include a range of other worldviews, both religious and non-religious.

Our aims and vision are informed by the school curriculum vision, the Kent Agreed Syllabus principal aim for RE (below) and Church of England Statement of Entitlement.

The principal aim of RE, is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and worldviews address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own. (KAS, 2018)

Staff

Homework

Homework tasks will be set weekly at KS4 and fortnightly at KS3. A variety of tasks will be set, in order to develop a secure subject knowledge and to develop their ability to answer assessment questions.

Homework tasks for the term are given out by the teacher at the start of each term and can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate link below:

KS3 and KS4 Homework

Year  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
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Year 9 Click Here Click here Click here Click here Click here Click here
Year 10 Click Here Click here Click here Click here Click here Click here
Year 11 Click Here Click here Click here Click here n/a n/a

 




Check the Curriculum Year information for the homework timetable.

Year 7 Click Here
Year 8 Click Here
Year 9 Click Here
Year 10 Click Here
Year 11 Click Here
Sixth Form Click Here

 

Subject Information - KS3

At KS3 pupils have 2 hours of RE a week and follow the Kent Agreed Syllabus and the Diocese of Canterbury requirements. Primarily pupils study Christianity through the ‘Understanding Christianity’ course as well as AQA GCSE material in year 9. They will also study a range of different worldviews and religions, including Sikhism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Judaism. These are explored through key questions, enabling pupils to engage with and explore a range of different viewpoints and to take the opportunity to reflect on their own beliefs and values.

The topics covered during KS3 are:

Year 7 - 

Term 1

What is RE about?

If God is Trinity, what does that mean for Christians?

Term 2

Should Christians be greener than everyone else?

Why are people good and bad?

Term 3

Does the world need prophets today?

What do Hindus believe and how does it affect their lives?

Term 4

What do Buddhists believe and how does it affect their lives?

What is good and challenging about being a teenage follower of religion?

Term 5

What do Sikhs believe and how does it affect their lives?

Term 6

What have I learned this year?

What do Jews believe and how does it affect their life?

 Year 8

Term 1

What’s so radical about Jesus?

What do we do when life gets hard?

Term 2

What do Muslims believe and how does it affect their lives?

Term 3

Why do Christians believe Jesus is God on Earth? 

Is religion a power for peace or a cause of conflict in the world today?

Term 4

Is religion a power for peace or a cause of conflict in the world today?

Do we need to prove God’s existence?

Term 5

What kinds of Salvation to Christians believe in?

What do Christians believe about life after death?

Term 6

What have I learned this year?

How can people express the spiritual through music & art?

Year 9

Term 1

What do Christians believe? 

AQA RELIGIOUS STUDIES SPECIFICATION A: CHRISTIAN BELIEFS

Term 2

What do Christians believe? 

AQA RELIGIOUS STUDIES SPECIFICATION A: CHRISTIAN BELIEFS 

Term 3

What do Christians do? 

AQA RELIGIOUS STUDIES SPECIFICATION A: CHRISTIAN PRACTICES

Term 4

What do Christians do? 

AQA RELIGIOUS STUDIES SPECIFICATION A: CHRISTIAN PRACTICES

Term 5

What do Muslims believe? 

AQA RELIGIOUS STUDIES SPECIFICATION A: ISLAM BELIEFS

Term 6

Revision for EoY assessment 

What do Muslims believe? 

AQA RELIGIOUS STUDIES SPECIFICATION A: ISLAM BELIEFS

GCSE Subject information - KS4

Course Information

At KS4, all pupils complete a GCSE in Religious Studies, in line with the Kent Agreed Syllabus and Diocese of Canterbury requirements. Pupils have 2 hours a week of timetabled RE lessons.  At St George’s we follow the AQA Specification A course, with a focus on Christianity and Islam as well as the themes of ‘Religion and families’, ‘Religion and life’, ‘Peace and conflict’ and ‘Crime and Punishment’.

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 10

What do Muslims do?

Islam Practices

What do Muslims do?

Islam Practices

RSE Sessions

Relationship and Families

Relationship and Families

Religion and Life

Religion and Life

Revision for EoY assessments

Revisit of Islam beliefs and Gap Analysis 

Year 11

Religion Peace and Conflict

Religion and Life

RSE Sessions

Crime and Punishment

Revision - Paper 1

Revision - Paper 1

Mock

Revision - Paper 2

Revision (paper 1 and paper2)

GCSE Examinations

 

 

Subject Information - KS5

We are required to ensure all students in Sixth Form receive some religious education, which is delivered in the form of enrichment mornings, afternoons or days, with a focus on a religious or ethical issue.

The statutory RE enrichment days have covered themes such as community, self-esteem and relationships. These have explored Christian and other worldview and have welcomed visitors from the local community to share their views.

  Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Theme Peace and Conflict Crime and Punishment Animal Rights

 

GCSE Revision Information - KS4

GENERAL INFORMATION (USEFUL INFORMATION FOR PARENTS)

AQA Paper 1: AQA Paper 2:
Section A: Christianity
  • Beliefs and Teachings
  • Practices
Section B: Islam
  • Beliefs and Teachings
  • Practices

Students must only answer these four sections out of the available 6.

  • Theme A Relationships and families
  • Theme B Religion and Life
  • Theme D Religion, Peace and Conflict
  • Theme E Religion, Crime and Punishment
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EXAMPLE EXAM QUESTIONS/MODEL ANSWERS

Example Answers - Islam

Example Answers - Christianity Belief and Practices

Example Answers - Themes

REVISION MATERIALS/SHAREPOINT
Year 11 Complete Course Revision Guide

Please visit Sharepoint in order to get the most up to date GCSE revision resources

(Pupils must log in with their username as their usual computer login followed by @st-georgescofe-thanet.kent.sch.uk (e.g. JSmith123@st-georgescofe-thanet.kent.sch.uk) and their usual password they use to log on to school laptops)

Job Opportunities / Careers

CAREER AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Religious Studies GCSE can be used to pursue further education, especially A-Levels such as Philosophy, Sociology and other humanities subjects. The subject has clear links to work within the religious or charity sectors but also within a range of other professions such as the Police, Social Work, Counselling, Youth Work and Teaching.

Further information about Religious Studies and careers or further education opportunities can be found at https://www.ucas.com/job-subjects/religious-studies

Case Studies - http://casestudies.reonline.org.uk/