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RE KS3 Curriculum Topics

 

Autumn Term 1

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term
1

Spring Term 
2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term
2

Year
7

Introduction to world religions and rule systems

Religion and rites of passage

Holy books and festivals

Year
8

Prejudice and discrimination

Religion, War and Peace

Creation and the environment

Year
9

Religion, crime and punishment

Philosophy of religion - Does God exist?

Ethics and religion

RE KS4 Curriculum Topics

 

Autumn
Term 1

Autumn
Term 2

Spring
Term 1

Spring
Term 2

Summer
Term 1

Summer
Term 2

Year
10

Christianity: 
Beliefs and teachings 
The Nature of God, the 
Trinity, Creation, 
the incarnation and Jesus,
the crucifixion, 
the resurrection and 
ascension.

Christianity: 
Beliefs and teachings 
Life after death, the 
afterlife and judgement,
Heaven and hell, 
Sin and salvation,
the role of Christ in 
salvation.

Christianity: 
Practices
Worship, Prayer, the 
sacraments, Baptism,
Holy Communion, 
Pilgrimage, celebrating 
festivals.

Christianity: 
Practices
The role of the Church in
the local community: Food
Banks and street Pastors,
the place of mission and 
evangelism, Church 
growth, the importance of
the worldwide Church, 
Christian persecution, the 
Church's response to 
world poverty.

Islam: 
Beliefs and teachings
The oneness of God and 
the supremacy of God's
will, key beliefs of Sunni 
and Shi'a Islam, the nature
of God, angels, 
Predestination, life after 
death, Prophethood and 
Adam, Ibrahim and 
Muhammad, the Imamate, 
Holy Books. 

Islam: 
Practices
The Five Pillars, the Ten
Obligatory Acts, 
Jihad, the festivals of 
Id ul - Fitr, Id ul - Adha and 
Ashura

Year
11

Theme B: Religion and life Origins of the universe, value of the world, use and abuse of the environment, pollution, the use and abuse of animals. The origins of human life, abortion, euthanasia, Death and the afterlife.

Theme A
Relationships and families
Human sexuality, 
Sexual relationships before
and outside marriage, 
Contraception and family
planning, marriage, 
divorce and remarriage, 
the nature and purpose
of families, gender equality.

Theme E: 
Religion, crime and 
punishment
Reasons for crime, 
attitudes to law breakers, 
different types of crime, 
Aims of punishment, 
religious attitudes to 
suffering, the 
treatment of criminals,
prison, corporal punishment, 
community service, 
forgiveness, 
religious attitudes to the 
death penalty.

Theme F: 
Religion, human rights and social justice
Social justice, prejudice and discrimination, 
religious freedom, racism, the status and role of women, 
teachings about wealth, exploitation of the poor

Revision

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