- All students of King Edward’s follow the same path from the First Year to the Fourth Year. This allows pupils to appreciate cultural influences and to understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity. Fundamental British values promoting mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs (and indeed for those without faith) are central to the curriculum in the Religious Studies Department.
- In the First Year pupils examine the purpose of studying religion (Interpretations) and then follow this up with a study of Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. This helps our students appreciate the advantage of living in a culture where different religious traditions flourish.
- First Year Scheme of Work Unit 1.pdf
- In the Second Year pupils study the topic of Beginnings and examine biblical and modern examples of obedience and faith. This then leads into an introductory examination of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, not only does this help prepare our pupils for GCSE but also encourages pupils to learn to appreciate and respect for their own and other cultures, thus promoting tolerance and harmony.
- Second Year RS.pdf
- In the Third and Fourth Year all our students pursue the AQA Short Course A specification in Religious Studies as part of the core curriculum. In addition to this students may also opt to take a Full Course in Religious Studies and study for the HPQ.
- HPQ (filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-W-7992-SP-15.PDF)
- Christian beliefs and beliefs within Islam are studied at GCSE level, with the themes of relationships and war, peace and conflict. In the full course, the themes of religion and life, alongside crime and punishment are studied alongside Christian practices and Muslim practices.
- New AQA Short Course RS GCSE from September 2016.docx
- SOWAQA RS New GCSE 2016.pdf
- See the AQA website (www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/religious-studies/gcse/religious-studies-a-8062/teaching-resources)
- Aspects of Religious Studies are also included within Extended Studies in the First Year and Open Forum in the Sixth Form.
- Those students who appreciate the GCSE programme will be able to pursue theological and philosophical studies in the Sixth Form where dedicated specialists can lead them through A Level Religious Studies: Philosophy and Ethics (OCR). (www.ocr.org.uk/Images/242913-specification-accredited-a-level-gce-religious-studies-h573.pdf).
- A Level Curriculum planning can also be found here (www.ocr.org.uk/Images/341193-developments-in-christian-thought-curriculum-planner.pdf) and also here (www.ocr.org.uk/Images/346153-philosophy-of-religion-curriculum-planner-.pdf)
Click here to view http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/religious-studies/gcse/religious-studies-a-8062/teaching-resources
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