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Religious Studies

Year 7

  • Content Overview

The students in Year 7 will study:

  • The Way
  • Introduction-Catholicism and the life of the Community. Saint Angela Merici. What is prayer?
  • The hope of deliverance-Advent and Salvation
  • The Gospels-The Kingdom of God in the Gospel of Saint Matthew.
  • ‘Who do you say I am?’
  • Liturgical year-focus on resurrection and Pentecost
  • Sacraments: Baptism; Holy Communion
  • The growth of the Church

Assessment

Students will be expected to complete a written assessment at the end of each unit of study.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Prayer week-the penultimate week of the Year of Mercy.

Year 8

Content Overview

The students in Year 8 will study:

  • The Truth
  • Genesis and creation. Stewardship
  • Covenant
  • Mystery of forgiveness: Reconciliation and Mercy
  • Paschal Mystery. The Passion according to Luke
  • Mission of the Church: Holy Orders
  • The Church in Britain
  • Islam

Assessment

Students will be expected to complete a written assessment at the end of each unit of study.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Prayer week-the penultimate week of the Year of Mercy.

Year 9

Content Overview

The students in Year 9 will study:

  • The Life
  • Morality and conscience: sacrament of Confirmation
  • Happiness and contentment-Sacrament of Holy Orders
  • Good and Evil
  • Faith and hope: Pilgrimage; Revelation and truth
  • Judaism (terms 5&6 involve a study of pre-GCSE)

Assessment

Students will be expected to complete a written assessment at the end of each unit of study.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Prayer week: the penultimate week of the Year of Mercy.

Years 10 & 11

Subject

Religious Studies

Exam Board

Eduqas

Course Specification Link

http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/religious-studies/gcse/

Route B

Course Overview

 

 

 

Candidates will study the following two themes. All questions are compulsory.

Theme 1: Origins and Meaning

Theme 2: Good and Evil

This component will be assessed by compulsory questions focusing on knowledge, understanding and evaluation of the identified themes.

This linear qualification will be available in May/June each year. It will be awarded for the first time in summer 2018.

 

Qualification Approval Number: 601/8879/0

Component 2: Applied Catholic minutes of qualification

Candidates will study the following two themes. All questions are compulsory.

Theme 1: Life and Death

Theme 2: Sin and Forgiveness

This component will be assessed by compulsory questions focusing on knowledge, understanding and evaluation of the identified themes.

 

Candidates will study the beliefs, teachings and practices of Judaism.

This component is common with Component 3 in route A, though candidates must study (Option 4) Judaism. This component will be assessed by compulsory questions.

Assessment

Each component will be assessed externally at the end of Year 11.

COMPONENT 1: 90 MARKS/37.5%  90 minutes examination

COMPONENT 2:  90 MARKS/37.5%  90 minutes examination

COMPONENT 3: 60 MARKS/25%      60 minutes examination