RE

What will students learn?

Year 7

In year 7 the four modules we study are:

  1. Religion in Redbridge
  2. What make the Buddha so special?
  3. What does justice mean to Christians?
  4. Hinduism and Worship

During the study of these topics, we develop skills in oral and written articulacy, comparison, empathy and tolerance.

Year 8

In year 8 we study the following four topics:

  1. Special places
  2. Who is the messiah?
  3. Sikhism and Judaism- A comparative study
  4. Buddhism- Is religion a self- help guide?

During the study of these topics, we develop rresearch skills and independent learning. The skill of comparison is developed further. We have a focus too on the application of spiritual ideas to their own lives.

Year 9

In year 9 pupils will focus on the big questions concerning themselves and existence:

  1. Identity- Who Am I?
  2. Why do some people find it hard to believe in God?
  3. What happens after we die?
  4. Suffering

We continue to develop the skills we introduced in year 7 and 8 and also develop the use of evidence and primary sources. Verbal and written articulacy are developed further in student responses as well as the skill of evaluation.

How will they be assessed?

Year 7

Assessment will take a range of forms, including extended written tasks and a ‘big questions’ style debate, which is primarily student- led.

Formal assessments take place at the end of each module. However, at other points throughout the year classwork will also be marked and levelled to aid pupils in determining their progress.

Year 8

Assessment will take a range of forms, including extended written tasks and a project (special places) where students create a brochure on their chosen special place.

Formal assessments take place at the end of each module.

However, at other points during each module classwork will also be marked and levelled to aid pupils in determining their progress.

Year 9

Assessment will take a range of forms, including extended written tasks and debates.

Formal assessments take place at the end of each module.

However, at other points during each module classwork will also be marked and levelled to aid pupils in determining their progress.

Home Learning

Year 7

Year 7 will be taking part in a cross- curricular project between RE and CPSHE.

For this they will focusing on the 6Rs and how to become “good” learners.

They will be looking at role models who embody the 6 Rs and setting themselves targets in order to evaluate their progress as learners.

Year 8

In year 8 students will be taking part in a cross-curricular project that will primarily be skills based.

Year 9

Year 9 are often given extended writing tasks for homework, such as:


“Richard Dawkins is wrong to believe that religious faith is unreasonable” How far do you agree?

For these questions students are expected to use the following structure:
 

What is the question asking?
Agree?

Why?
On the other hand... So...

How can parents support their child?

Year 7

We really encourage students to keep up to date with the world of religion and spirituality by having an awareness of what is going on in the world. We therefore ask them to watch the news and topical shows such as ‘the big questions’. The more that students engage with these and discuss them with friends and family the more likely they are to achieve highly in RE.

Year 8

We really encourage students to keep up to date with the world of religion and spirituality by having an awareness of what is going on in the world. We therefore ask them to watch the news and topical shows such as ‘the big questions’. The more that students engage with these and discuss them with friends and family the more likely they are to achieve highly in RE.

Year 9

We really encourage students to keep up to date with the world of religion and spirituality by having an awareness of what is going on in the world. We therefore ask them to watch the news and topical shows such as ‘the big questions’. The more that students engage with these and discuss them with friends and family the more likely they are to achieve highly in RE.