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REligion and World Views

Students will study the RS curriculum in Year 7, 8 and 9. They will receive one lesson per week. We are really proud of the curriculum as we have aimed to make it exciting, ambitious, and inclusive of all views, religious and non-religious worldviews.

Students are encouraged to develop their own attitudes towards world religions and synoptic themes related to religion and worldviews. Students benefit from appreciating the points of similarity and difference that exist between the world religions, and how these world religions form the basis for most world cultures. Students also benefit from developing critical thinking skills, writing skills, and research skills.

Please look at our programme of study for next year.

Key Contacts

Please contact the subject lead Miss Nottingham if you have any questions, concerns or require further information. You can also read the policies section about this subject here as you have further rights as a parent/guardian regarding this subject.

Life After Levels

By the end of Year 7/8:

Excelling

I can confidently articulate and evaluate a range of ideas from theology, philosophy and the social sciences in debates, discussion, and extended answers.
I can research and apply ideas from theology, philosophy, or the social sciences using them to critically evaluate and express arguments from different viewpoints comprehensively.
I can achieve a score of 95% in the unit assessment test. 

Advancing

I can confidently articulate a range of ideas from theology, philosophy and the social sciences in debates, discussion, and extended answers.
I can apply ideas from theology, philosophy, or the social sciences to evaluate arguments from different viewpoints.
I can achieve a score of 80% in the unit assessment test. 

Securing

I can explain religious beliefs/worldviews, practices and sources of authority confidently, using key words and more than one example.
I can explain diverse ideas and viewpoints in a variety of ways.
I can give a developed explanation that is supported with evidence of a religious belief/worldview, practice and sources of authority.
I can explain the diversity and complexity of the lived reality of different religions and world views.
I can achieve a score of 60% in the unit assessment test. 

Developing

I can give a simple explanation of a religious belief/worldview, practice or source of authority.
I can describe religious beliefs/worldviews, practices and sources of authority using correct terms.
I can describe examples of diversity within different world views and recognise the influence on lived reality.
I can achieve a score of 40% in the unit assessment test. 

Beginning

I can identify my own view on an issue and identify another religious view.
I can identify and understand some key words about religious beliefs/worldviews, practices and sources of authority.
I can identify examples of diversity within different religions and world views.
I can achieve a score of 20% in the unit assessment test. 

 

By the end of Year 9:

Excelling

I can confidently articulate and evaluate a range of ideas from theology, philosophy and the social sciences in debates, discussion, and extended answers demonstrating evidence of independent investigation.
I can research and apply ideas from theology, philosophy, and the social sciences using them to critically evaluate and express arguments from different viewpoints comprehensively.
I can achieve a score of 95% in the unit assessment test. 

Advancing

I can confidently articulate a range of ideas from theology, philosophy or the social sciences in debates, discussion, and extended answers.
I can appreciate and appraise religious beliefs/worldviews, practices, and thematic topics.
I can interpret the meaning of a scripture expressing insights using specialist knowledge. 
I can achieve a score of 80% in the unit assessment test. 

Securing

I can accurately recall a wide range of religious information.
I can explain a range of views on a religious belief/worldview, practice, and thematic topics accurately.
I can apply my religious knowledge carefully to make well supported judgements.
I can explain and interpret the meaning of a scripture and apply an example.
I can achieve a score of 60% in the unit assessment test. 

Developing

I understand a wide range of religious key words.
I can recall key religious information.
I can describe religious beliefs/worldviews and practices using correct terms.
I explain and compare more than one view on a religious belief/worldview, practice, or thematic topic.
I can describe the meaning of a scripture.
I can achieve a score of 40% in the unit assessment test. 

Beginning

I understand a number of key religious words.
I can identify differences between religious beliefs/worldviews or practises.
I can describe a religious belief/worldview or practise.
I can describe my own worldview to a religious belief, practice or thematic topic.
I can use scripture to extract meaning.
I can achieve a score of 20% in the unit assessment test. 

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Werrington
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