Religious Studies Y11

Overall Curriculum Goals

By the end of this year, students from this year group should understand:

1.     Understand that all relationships are unique and people within modern day Britain are free to choose their own path.

2.     Show sensitivity and grapple with complicated issues such as abortion and euthanasia.

3.     Understand the concept of a legal system both religious and secular.

4.     Explore the concept of punishment and how this is constantly subject to change.

5.     Evaluate the extent to which war is permissible in religion and society.

Half Term 1

Half Term 2

Half Term 3

Half Term 4

Half Term 5

Topic Title: 

Relationships and Family

Topic Title: 

Religion and Life

Topic Title: 

Religion Peace and Conflict

Topic Title: 

Religion, Crime and Punishment

Topic Title: 

Revision 

Topic Intent:

During this topic students will explore religious teachings, and religious, philosophical and ethical arguments, relating to the issues that follow, and their impact and influence

in the modern world. They should be aware of contrasting perspectives in contemporary British society on issues such as, hetero and homosexual relationships, marriage and family life and contraception.

Topic Intent:

During this topic students will explore religious teachings, and religious, philosophical and ethical arguments, relating to the issues that follow, and their impact and influence

in the modern world. They should be aware of contrasting perspectives in contemporary British society on issues such as the origins of the universe and the origins and value of human life.

Topic Intent: 

During this topic students will explore religious teachings, and religious, philosophical and ethical arguments, relating to the issues that follow, and their impact and influence in the modern world. They should be aware of contrasting perspectives in contemporary British society on issues such as religion, violence, terrorism and war and religion and belief in 21st century conflict.

Topic Intent: 

Students should study religious teachings, and religious, philosophical and ethical arguments, relating to the issues that follow, and their impact and influence in the modern world. They should be aware of contrasting perspectives in contemporary British society on all of these issues. They must be able to explain contrasting beliefs on the following three issues with reference to the main religious

tradition in Britain (Christianity) and Islam : corporal punishment, the death penalty; and forgiveness. It is important for students to be aware of the issues around crime and punishment and the laws we have in the UK to keep citizens safe.

Topic Intent:

Students consolidate their learning from the course and practice exam skills.  

Key Content / Skills:  

  • Understanding homo and hetero relationships
  • Understand ideas about family life
  • Learn about gender equality and religious attitudes towards this

Key Content / Skills:  

  • Understand ideas about the origins of the universe
  • Explore a variety of scientific beliefs and how they may or may not interact well with traditional religious beliefs

Key Content / Skills:  

  • What are the key religious beliefs regarding peace and war.
  • What does society believe about the concept of peace and war?

Key Content / Skills:  

  • What does religion teach about crime?
  • How should criminals be treated in society? Religious and secular opinions.

Key Content / Skills:  

  • Recall of learning from Year 10 and 11
  • Exam skills

Assessment:

40 minute exam from an AQA past paper.

Assessment:

40 minute exam from an AQA past paper.

Assessment:

40 minute exam from an AQA past paper.

Assessment:

40 minute exam from an AQA past paper.

Assessment:

AQA past papers, concept wheels, flash cards.

Home Learning:

as required

Home Learning:

as required

Home Learning:

as required

Home Learning:

as required

Home Learning:

as required

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

  • Begin to develop an understanding of the wider world and become more worldly and accepting of different people's lifestyles and their respective faiths.
  • Developing the skills of a social scientist – analysing evidence, making comparisons, constructing reasoned arguments and reaching justified conclusions.
  • Developing the critical thinking skills required for entry into the professions.

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

  • Begin to develop an understanding of the wider world and become more worldly and accepting of different people's lifestyles and their respective faiths.
  • Developing the skills of a social scientist – analysing evidence, making comparisons, constructing reasoned arguments and reaching justified conclusions.
  • Developing the critical thinking skills required for entry into the professions.

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

  • Begin to develop an understanding of the wider world and become more worldly and accepting of different people's lifestyles and their respective faiths.
  • Developing the skills of a social scientist – analysing evidence, making comparisons, constructing reasoned arguments and reaching justified conclusions.
  • Developing the critical thinking skills required for entry into the professions.

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

  • Begin to develop an understanding of the wider world and become more worldly and accepting of different people's lifestyles and their respective faiths.
  • Developing the skills of a social scientist – analysing evidence, making comparisons, constructing reasoned arguments and reaching justified conclusions.
  • Developing the critical thinking skills required for entry into the professions.

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

  • Begin to develop an understanding of the wider world and become more worldly and accepting of different people's lifestyles and their respective faiths.
  • Developing the skills of a social scientist – analysing evidence, making comparisons, constructing reasoned arguments and reaching justified conclusions.
  • Developing the critical thinking skills required for entry into the professions.

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