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Curriculum Leader: Ms C Leeke

Subject lead – Miss L Blades – BLADESL@Saintgeorgescofe.kent.sch.uk

Fortnightly Lessons:
3 lessons

Homework:
Milestones


Year 7:

Term 1 and 2 – What are the main beliefs of Judaism?

  • Prophets in Judaism – Abraham and Moses
  • The Torah and the 10 Commandments
  • Jewish worship – Shabbat and worship in the Synagogue
  • Jewish Food Laws
  • Bat and Bar Mitzvahs
  • Jewish festival of Passover

Term 3 and 4 – What are the main beliefs of Christianity?

  • The Trinity
  • The Incarnation and the Christian festival of Christmas
  • Jesus’ Baptism
  • Jesus being tempted in the desert
  • Jesus’ Crucifixion and Salvation
  • Jesus’ Resurrection
  • Jesus’ Ascension
  • Christian festival of Pentecost

Term 5 and 6 – What can Christians learn from Jesus’ Miracles and Parables?

  • Jesus’ ‘I Am’ sayings
  • Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead – ‘I am the Resurrection and the Life’
  • Jesus healing the blind man – ‘I am the light of the world’
  • Jesus feeding the 5000
  • ‘I am the Bread of Life’
  • Parable of the Good Samaritan – ‘love thy neighbour’
  • Parable of the Sheep and the Goats

 


Year 8:

Term 1 and 2 – What are the main beliefs of Islam?

  • Islam in the UK
  • Sunni/Shi’a split
  • The belief in Tawhid
  • 5 Pillars of Islam
  • Shahadah – Declaration of Faith
  • Salah – Prayer
  • Zakah – Charity
  • Sawm – Fasting
  • Hajj – Pilgrimage
  • Muslim festivals of Id-ul-Fitr and Id-ul-Adha

Term 3 – What are the main beliefs of Buddhism?

  • The life of the Buddha
  • Siddhartha Gautama and the Four Sights
  • The Four Noble Truths
  • The Eightfold Path
  • Buddhist beliefs about rebirth and Karma
  • Buddhist worship
  • Buddhist festival of Wesak

Term 4 – What are the main beliefs of Sikhism?

  • Guru Nanak and his importance in Sikhism
  • The 10 Gurus
  • The Khalsa and the 5 K’s
  • Sikh worship
  • Sikh festival of Vaisakhi
  • Sikhism in Gravesend

Term 5 and 6 – What does it mean to live in a Multicultural society?

  • Human Rights
  • The value of human life in the 6 major world religions
  • Multiculturalism
  • Immigration and migration
  • Faith communities
  • Religious clothing and dress
  • Religious festivals around the world

Year 9:

Term 1 – How do Christians and Non-Religious people make ethical decisions?

  • What is Atheism?
  • Different ethical theories – Situation Ethics and Utilitarianism
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • Martin Luther King Jnr and his importance
  • Impact of Martin Luther King Jnr today
  • Applying ethical theories to Martin Luther King Jnr’s work

Term 2 and 3 – Christian Beliefs

  • The nature of God
  • The Trinity
  • Christian beliefs about the creation of the world
  • Stewardship and its importance
  • The Incarnation
  • The last days of Jesus’ life – Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension
  • Salvation and Atonement
  • Christian beliefs about life after death
  • The problem of evil and suffering
  • Christian responses to evil and suffering

Term 4 and 5 – Christian Practices

  • Nature of worship in Christianity – types of worship
  • Nature of worship in Christianity – the Church
  • 7 Sacraments
  • Baptism as a Sacrament
  • Eucharist as a Sacrament
  • Christian pilgrimage sites
  • Christian festival of Christmas
  • Christian festival of Easter
  • Service in the local community
  • Evangelism and Christian Missionary work

Term 6 – Marriage and Family

  • Christian beliefs about marriage
  • Cohabitation and Non-Religious beliefs about marriage
  • Christian beliefs about sex outside of marriage
  • Christian and Non-Religious beliefs about Same-Sex relationships
  • Christian beliefs about family planning and the use of contraception
  • Christian beliefs about divorce
  • Family types
  • Christian beliefs about the family unit
  • Local Parish support for the family

Fortnightly Lessons:
5 lessons


Year 10:

Term 1 – Marriage and Family

  • Prejudice and Discrimination
  • Equality of men and women in the family
  • Gender Prejudice and Discrimination

Term 1 – Matters of Life and Death

  • Origins of the Universe – Big Bang
  • Christian beliefs about Evolution
  • Issues surrounding the natural world
  • Christian beliefs about animal rights
  • Sanctity of Life and its importance to Christians
  • Pro-life and pro-choice arguments around Abortion
  • Christian beliefs about Abortion
  • Ethical challenges raised around Euthanasia
  • Christian beliefs about Euthanasia
  • Christian and Non-Religious arguments for the existence of life after death

Term 2 and 3 – Muslim Beliefs

  • Islam in the UK
  • The life of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
  • Sunni/Shi’a split and how it impacts Muslims today
  • 6 Beliefs of Sunni Islam
  • 5 Roots of ‘Usul ad-Din in Shi’a Islam
  • Tawhid and its importance to Muslims
  • Muslim beliefs about the nature of Allah
  • Muslim beliefs about Angels
  • Muslim beliefs about Prophets
  • Muslim beliefs about holy books
  • Muslim beliefs about life after death
  • Muslim beliefs about predestination

Term 4 and 5 – Muslim Practices

  • 10 Obligatory Acts in Shi’a Islam
  • 5 Pillars of Islam
  • Shahadah and Tawhid
  • Salah and the importance of the Jummah prayer
  • Zakah and Khums for Shi’a Muslims
  • Sawm and the Night of Power
  • Hajj and its importance
  • Greater and Lesser Jihad
  • Muslim festivals of Id-ul-Fitr, Id-ul-Adha, Ashura and Id-ul-Ghadeer

Term 6 – Crime and Punishment

  • Crime and punishment in the UK
  • Muslim beliefs about justice
  • The causes of crime
  • Muslim beliefs about crime
  • Good, evil, and suffering
  • Aims of punishment
  • Muslim beliefs about punishment

Year 11:

Term 1 – Crime and Punishment

  • Muslim beliefs about forgiveness
  • Muslim beliefs about the treatment of criminals
  • Muslim beliefs about Capital Punishment

Term 1 and 2 – Peace and Conflict

  • Peace and Muslim beliefs about peace
  • Muslim charities and peace-making
  • Conflict and factors that cause it
  • Israel-Palestine conflict
  • Muslim responses to conflict
  • Pacifism and Muslims beliefs about it
  • Just War Theory and Muslims conditions for it
  • Holy War and Muslim conditions for it
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Issues surrounding conflict
  • How do Muslims respond to problems around conflict?

Term 3, 4 and 5 – Revision for Exam

The course is a 100% examination.

Fortnightly Lessons:
9 lessons


Paper 1 – Philosophy

  • Design Argument
  • Cosmological Argument
  • Ontological Argument
  • The nature of religious experience
  • Influence of religious experience as an argument for the existence of God
  • Problem of evil & suffering
  • Solutions to the problem of suffering drawn from a range of religious traditions

Paper 2 – Ethics

  • Ethical Theories
  • Sexual Ethics
  • War & Peace 
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Equality
  • Medical Ethics 
  • Meta Ethics 
  • Religion and Morality
  • Kantian Ethics

Paper 3 – New Testament Studies

  • Social, Historical & Religious context of New Testament
  • The Person of Jesus
  • Issues of authorship, relationship & purpose
  • Ways of interpreting the scripture
  • Kingdom of God, conflict and death & resurrection of Jesus
  • Scientific & historical critical challenges

This course is 100% examination