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Religious EDUCATION         


 

Exam Board: AQA

Course: GCSE Religious Studies A - Unit 10 Judaism (4050)

Members of Department:

Mr. M. Cobbold, Head of Religious Education
Mr. D. Yaroslaw

Mrs. L. Ramsay
Mr. A. Dubberley

 PROGRAMME OF STUDY 

Each subject programme of study will:

  • Provide a clear and coherent learning journey
  • Foster subject-based understanding of new knowledge, concepts and methods
  • Ensure students acquire knowledge and give opportunities for recall and application of this knowledge so that fluency is developed
  • Require students to think and reason for themselves
  • Explanations and resources enable students to engage with and master learning
  • Learning should develop a depth of understanding that brings richness to the subject but also a breadth of understanding that enriches wider life and learning
  • Develop a readiness for the next stage: be this the next lesson, the next unit of work, the next year or key stage; it prepares students for both academic, A Level, and future degree study, or vocational learning
  • Contain appropriate, regular and robust assessment methods for measuring student progress and to allow intervention where progress is not as expected.

In order to see an overview of the sequence and progression of learning in Business Studies please see their Programme of Study.

 PDF icon  RE Programme of Study

 

Introduction

Religious Education (RE) is a key subject in helping our students develop into well-rounded, culturally aware citizens. RE intentionally tackles some of the biggest (and oldest) questions, not just about how different people live their lives, but also about values, identity and the very nature of existence itself.  We aim to understand more about the world we live in by considering both religious and non-religious responses to these big questions, as well as our own worldviews. Alongside the academic nature of the subject, RE plays an important role in the Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural (SMSC) development of our students.

 

The RE curriculum at Debenham High School works in accordance with Suffolk Agreed Syllabus and the non-statutory QCA guidelines for effective RE teaching.  Students are taught for one 50-minute lesson each week in Years 7 – 9, three 50-minute lessons a week in Year 10 and two 50-minute lessons a week in Year 11 as part of their GCSE Short Course qualification.  Year 11 students who complete the full course GCSE qualification have additional lessons. All Year 10 students (from September 2018) complete the full course GCSE.

RE aims to:

  • Provoke and discuss challenging questions;
  • Develop students’ knowledge of Christianity and other religions, as well as non-religious worldviews;
  • Develop students’ awareness and understanding of religious belief and practice;
  • Encourage students to learn about different religions and traditions;
  • Challenge students to reflect on, consider, analyse, interpret and evaluate issues;
  • Encourage students to develop a sense of identity, purpose and belonging within their communities;
  • Prepare students for adult life;
  • Connect learning to topical issues and current world events;
  • Encourage students to develop respect and sensitivity towards others.

Trips and Visits

Year 7 to Sizewell Hall and St. Mary's Church, Debenham

Year 8 to Coventry Cathedral and a Sikh Gurdwara

Year 10 to Berlin

Year 11 to “Seeing Jewish Life” and the Jewish Museum, London

KEY STAGE 3

Across KS3 students are encouraged to develop their knowledge and understanding of a range of religious beliefs. Christianity (as the dominant religion of the UK) is used as a focal point, with specific attention also given to Buddhism, Sikhism and, in Year 9, Islam. There will always be flexibility in order to address and/or respond to current/topical world events. Students are encouraged to consider what people believe, why they believe and how they live out these beliefs. An outline of the topics studied in each year group is as follows:

Year 7

  • What is RE?
  • How and why do people worship?
  • What is the Big Story told in the Bible?
  • What does justice mean to Christians?
  • Why was Gotama Buddha so special? 

Year 8  

  • What is the difference between a tourist and a pilgrim?
  • Who is Jesus?
  • How should Martin Luther King Jr be remembered?
  • What makes a Gurdwara special? 

Year 9

  • Who am I?
  • Life after death – where are we going?
  • Why is it sometimes hard to believe in God?
  • Islam in the 21st Century.
  • Does suffering make it impossible to believe in God?
  • The Big Questions

KEY STAGE 4

At KS4, students study the following AQA GCSE specifications. These qualifications encourages students to build on the knowledge and skills developed in KS3.

 

Year 10 (from September 2018)

CORE RELIGIOUS STUDIES FOR ALL

Exam Board: AQA

Course: Specification A (Christianity & Judaism)

 

Content:

The course is split into two key components, outlined as follows:

Component 1: The study of religions: beliefs, teachings and practices

What's assessed
Beliefs, teachings and practices from:

  • Christianity
  • Judaism

How it's assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 96 marks, plus 6 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG)
  • 50% of GCSE

Questions

Each religion has a common structure of two five-part questions of 1, 2, 4, 5 and 12 marks. Each religion is marked out of 48.

 

Component 2: Thematic studies

What's assessed
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our religious, philosophical and ethical studies themes:

  • Relationships and families
  • Religion, peace and conflict.
  • Religion, crime and punishment.
  • Religion, human rights and social justice.

How it's assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 96 marks, plus 3 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG)
  • 50% of GCSE

Questions

Each theme has a common structure of one five-part question of 1, 2, 4, 5 and 12 marks. Each theme is marked out of 24.

 

A more detailed outline of the course content can be found at https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/religious-studies/gcse/religious-studies-a-8062

 

 

Year 11 (From September 2017)

CORE RELIGIOUS STUDIES FOR ALL

Exam Board: AQA

Course: RELIGIOUS STUDIES: SHORT COURSE (8061) (Christianity & Judaism)

 

Content:

The course is split into two key components, outlined as follows:

 

Beliefs, teachings and ethical studies

What's assessed
Section A: The study of religions: beliefs and teachings of two religions from:

• Christianity
• Judaism

Section B: Thematic studies: religious, philosophical and ethical studies:

  • Theme A: Relationships and families
  • Theme B: Religion, peace and conflict

How it’s assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 96 marks, plus 6 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG)
  • 100% of GCSE Short course

Questions

Section A:

  • Students answer questions on two religions
  • The questions within each religion have a common structure made up of five-part questions of

1, 2, 4, 5 and 12 marks.

Section B:

  • Students answer questions on both themes
  • The questions within each theme have a common structure made up of five-part questions of

1, 2, 4, 5 and 12 marks.
All questions are marked out of 24.

 

A more detailed outline of the course content can be found at https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/religious-studies/gcse/religious-studies-short-course-8061

 

Year 11 students also had the option to take the Full Course. These students are following the specification outlined above for Year 10.