Religious Education

Curriculum Mapping Document

Year

Term

Curriculum

Assessment

7

Autumn 1

Philosophy of Religion: Ultimate questions Belief in God Creation Problem of evil Design argument Big Bang

N/A

Autumn 2

Philosophy of Religion and Ethics: Evolution Experiencing God and miracles Revision for assessment Assessment – Belief in God Ethics – what is it? Different ethical theories Utilitarianism

Belief in God Does God exist? Give arguments on both sides of the debate and your own opinion

Spring 1

Signs and Symbols: Symbols and signs – why used? Symbol of the Poppy Water as a symbol Actions as symbols World Religion’s symbols Christian symbols Coventry Cathedral visit and reflection

N/A

Spring 2

Complete symbols: Symbols in Baptism Assessment Spirited Arts – cross curricular with Art: What is spirituality? Use NATRE website for the themes – planning and exploring exemplar work from previous years Complete own spirited arts design for possible competition entry

Signs and Symbols test – a range of knowledge and evaluative questions

Summer 1

Finish Spirited Arts and write up.Pilgrimage: What is pilgrimage and why go? Differences between pilgrimages and holidays/other journeys Hajj

Teacher could assess ‘write up’ of student ideas from spirited artwork.

Summer 2

Pilgrimages continued Hajj part 2 Lourdes Jerusalem River Ganges

Pilgrimage assessment – describe what happens at a place of pilgrimage and are they still valuable in the 21st century.

8

Autumn 1

Hinduism and Islam: Places of worship Hindu beliefs – intro Hindu Deities Hindu Worship Mandir Islam beliefs – intro, 5 pillars of Islam, Mosque Wudu/prayer, Islamaphobia

Hinduism beliefs and practices assessment

Autumn 2

Rules and Authority: Why do we have rules? Survival Island P4C activity 10 Commandments The Golden Rule Jewish food laws – Kosher Shabbat – Jewish Sabbath Muslim food and dress laws Attitudes to alcohol Sikhism and 5Ks

Rules and Authority Test – a range of knowledge and evaluative style questions covering all aspects of this topic.

Spring 1

Prejudice and Discrimination – the Life of Martin Luther King: Examples of prejudice and discrimination including Stephen Lawrence America in 1960s – segregation MLK’s life and impact – faith in action

Martin Luther King project – students produce a project about the life and impact of MLK – they must include how his faith inspired him to work for equality and the inspiration of Jesus and Gandhi.

Spring 2

Life and Teachings of Jesus: Jesus – who was he? Jesus in Art Parables and key teachings Jesus as miracle maker Jesus – crucifixion, resurrection, salvation

 

Summer 1

Inspiration People Unit – Students explore a range of people from different faith or non-faith backgrounds who many consider inspirational. E.g. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Stephen Fry, Sporting Heroes, Malala, Desmond Tutu. They consider how faith has influenced their actions or why they might be considered inspirational and the impact they have had. This unit also includes a lesson on Humanism.

 

 

Assessment on Inspirational people unit.

Summer 2

Relationships unit.

Students explore different religious views and their own views on topics including;

Marriage, sex before marriage, celibacy, contraception and divorce.

End of Year 8 test