Religious Studies

Curriculum Mapping Document

Year

Term

Curriculum

Assessment

9

Autumn 1

GCSE – Christianity – Beliefs Nature of God, Trinity, Problem of Evil, Creation, Afterlife GCSE – Islam – Beliefs Sunni and Shi’a key beliefs, Nature of Allah, Tawhid, Angels, Life after Death

Pupils complete a specimen GCSE exam paper on the topics covered so far. It is graded 9-1

Autumn 2

Religion, Crime and Punishment Types of crime, suffering, aims of punishment, prison, corporal punishment, community service, death penalty, forgiveness

Practice GCSE question on this topic. It is graded 9-1

Spring 1

GCSE – Christian beliefs part 2 Jesus, incarnation, resurrection, ascension, sin and salvation, atonement GCSE – Islam beliefs part 2 Predestination and Freewill, Prophet hood – Muhammed, Adam and Ibrahim, Holy books, Imamate in Shi’a Islam

Pupils complete a specimen GCSE exam paper on the topics covered so far. It is graded 9-1

Spring 2

Religion and Life part 1 Origins of the universe – science and religion Value of the world and creation – stewardship/dominion Use and abuse of environment Animal rights Animal experimentation

Practice GCSE question on this topic. It is graded 9-1. Year 9 exam.

Summer 1

GCSE Christian practices Different forms of worship Use of Bible Sacraments – Baptism and Eucharist Pilgrimage Festivals – Christmas and Easter Islam practices 5 pillars of Islam and 10 obligatory acts of Shi’a Islam Hajj Festivals – Id-ul Adha, Id-Ul-Fitr, Ashura

Pupils complete a specimen GCSE exam paper on the topics covered so far. It is graded 9-1

Summer 2

Religion and Life part 2 Origins of Life – Genesis and Evolution Sanctity of life and Quality of life Abortion Euthanasia

Practice GCSE question on this topic. It is graded 9-1 and then converted to BASE.

10

Autumn 1

Religion, Human Rights and Social Justice: Prejudice and Discrimination – treatment of women and homosexuality Equality – including freedom of religion and religious expression Human Rights Social Justice Racism

 

Autumn 2

Religion, Human Rights and Social Justice Attitudes to Wealth Responsibility of having wealth Poverty – causes and exploitation of the poor Charity Christian and Muslim views

Students complete practice GCSE question on this topic and it is graded 9-1

Spring 1

Christianity – practices – role of church in local and worldwide community Food banks Street Pastors Mission and Evangelism Church growth Working for reconciliation Christian churches responding to persecution Charity work – Christian Aid, Tearfund

 

Spring 2

Islam – practices – worship/duties Shahadah Salah Sawm Zakah/Khums in Shi’a Islam Jihad

Students complete practice GCSE question on this topic and it is graded 9-1. Year 10 exam

Summer 1

Religion, Peace and Conflict Peace, justice, forgiveness and reconciliation Violence and violent protest Terrorism Reasons for war Just War Theory

 

Summer 2

Religion, Peace and Conflict Holy War Pacifism Religion and belief as a cause of war and violence in the contemporary world Nuclear weapons Religion and peace-making in the contemporary world – including individuals influenced by religious teachings Religious responses to victims of war – including the work of a religious organisation e.g. Christian Aid

Students complete practice GCSE question on this topic and it is graded 9-1

11

Autumn 1

Revision and recap of key Christian and Muslim beliefs (as taught in Year 9)

Practice GCSE question on Christian/Muslim beliefs graded 9-1

Autumn 2

Revision and recap of Christian practices

Year 11 mock exam – GCSE questions relating to topics covered in Year 10 and 11

Spring 1

Revision and recap of Muslim practices

Practice GCSE questions graded 9-1

Spring 2

Revision of Theme topics: War and Peace, Social Justice, Religion and Life and Crime and Punishment

Pupils complete revision booklets and within these are practice GCSE questions.

Summer 1

Revision All topics  where possible– practice papers, revision mind-maps, booklets completed.

AQA GCSE exam – Study of Religions and Themes

Summer 2