RE – Key Stage 3

Year 7

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnCreation – Big Bang
Evolution
Christian and Muslims views on creation
Exam – knowledge, understanding and evaluation of how the universe began. Weighting is 10%
SpringFestivals of Light - Divali
Hanukkah
Extended piece of writing explaining the importance of the festivals to religious believers and how they link back to events in the religion’s history. Weighting is 10%
SummerPlaces of Worship – Church
Mosque
Synagogue
Gurdwara
Exam – The features of their places and how they are used in worship. Also the importance of the places of worship to religious believers.
Weighting is 80%

Assessment Statements

 EMERGING (1-2)DEVELOPING (3-4)PROGRESSING (5-6)MASTERY (7-9)
Stories and PeopleDescribe a creation storyExplain the importance of the creation story to a believerCompare and contrast one creation story with the scientific theory of how the world beganEvaluate the credibility of the religious and scientific understanding of the origins of the universe
CelebrationDescribe a religious festivalExplain the importance of the festival to a believerCompare and contrast the way the festivals are celebratedEvaluate the importance of the festival in the life of the believer
LifestyleDescribe a place of worshipExplain the importance of a place of worship to a believerCompare and contrast two places of worshipEvaluate the impact of a place of worship for the believer
BeliefsDescribe religious symbolsExplain the importance of symbols and their useCompare and contrast the symbols of two religions
Ethics, Values and Issues
Community

Year 8

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnJudaism – History
Torah
Festivals
Food Laws
Judaism test – knowledge/understanding and evaluation.
Weighting is 10%
SpringChristianity – Jesus
Miracles
Parables
Crucifixion and resurrection
Extended piece of writing on the crucifixion and resurrection and what it means to Christians. Weighting is 10%
SummerIslam – Allah
Muhammad
Qur’an
The five Pillars of Islam
Exam on Five pillars – the importance of religious principles.
Weighting is 80%

Assessment Statements

 EMERGING (1-2)DEVELOPING (3-4)PROGRESSING (5-6)MASTERY (7-9)
Stories and PeopleEvaluate the impact of a place of worship for the believerExplain the key beliefs of Christianity and IslamCompare and contrast the founders of Christianity and Islam and what they represent to believersEvaluate the impact and importance of the religious founder on the life of the believer
CelebrationDescribe what happened at the Crucifixion and resurrection of JesusExplain the key ideas of crucifixion, resurrection, atonement and salvationCompare and contrast different views on whether Jesus rose from the deadEvaluate the idea the Jesus rose from the dead and the significance to the life of the believer and give reasons for the answer
Lifestyle
Beliefs
Ethics, Values and Issues
Community

Year 9

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnLife after Death – how can we live after death
Evidence of ghosts and NDEs
Resurrection
Reincarnation
Extended piece of writing evaluating whether there is such a thing as life after death. Weighting is 10%
SpringWar and Peace – Reasons to go to war
Pacifism
Geneva Conventions
Just war theory and jihad
Exam – testing knowledge, understanding and evaluation.
Weighting is 10%
SummerThe problem of evil – Types of evil
Inconsistent triad
Christians views on evil
Karma
Holocaust – where was God?
Exam – testing knowledge, understanding and evaluation
Weighting is 80%

Assessment Statements

 EMERGING (1-2)DEVELOPING (3-4)PROGRESSING (5-6)MASTERY (7-9)
Stories and PeopleDescribe/identify different ideas about life after deathExplain and show understanding of several ideas about life after deathCompare and contrast a religious and a non-religious idea about life after deathEvaluate my own views on life after death and give reasons for my answer including religious ideas
CelebrationDescribe different ideas about the ethics of going to warExplain and show understanding of different ideas about the ethics of going to warCompare and contrast religious ideas about war and pacifismEvaluate our own ideas about whether it is ethical to go to war and give reasons to support the answer including religious views
Lifestyle
Beliefs
Ethics, Values and Issues
Community
Course Information
Department
RE

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