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Year 8

Year 8 Curriculum Plan – Religious Education

Curriculum Area: Humanities: RE

National Curriculum 2014

Overview of Course Content

During Year 8 RE lessons  the units of study will develop a student’s understanding of the following areas:

  • Islam – What do Muslims believe?
  • Islam – How does being a Muslim affect someone’s life?
  • Sikhism – What do Sikhs believe?
  • Sikhism – How does being a Muslim affect someone’s life?
  • Religious Ethics – What do different religions believe about the Environment and animals?
  • Religious Ethics – What do different religions believe about suffering and peace?

 

 

Overview of course content

Overview of assessment

Autumn 1

Islam

What are the main beliefs of Islam?

 

 

Title: What are the main points of the Islamic Faith

 

Exam Style test

 

Autumn 2

Islam

How does being a Muslim affect someone’s life?

 

Title: How does being a Muslim affect someone’s life?

Extended writing

 

Spring 1

Sikhism

What are the main beliefs of Sikhism?

 

 

Title: What are the main points of the Sikh Faith

 

Exam Style test

 

Spring 2

Sikhism

How does being a Muslim affect someone’s life?

 

 

Title: How does being a Sikh affect someone’s life?

Extended writing

 

Summer 1

Religious Ethics

What do the different religions believe about animals and the environment?

 

 

Title: Is it acceptable to test products on animals?

 

Extended writing

 

Summer 2

Religious Ethics

What do the different religions believe about peace and suffering?

 

 

Title: Is Capital Punishment morally acceptable?

 

Extended writing