PSHE / RE

Core Purpose

To enable learners to:

  • Become successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • Become confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • Become responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society
  • Be accepting of other people, whatever their religion is, which can also then be generalized to other features such as race and gender
  • Be able to express their own personal beliefs freely without judgment
  • Be able to understand different religions and become knowledgeable with regards to their beliefs and practices which they may previously have had very little knowledge about

 

British Values Coverage

Democracy

Study of a variety of world religions emphasises the freedom of worship evident in democracies and appreciates the reason for this

The Rule of Law

Laws of various religions taught. Teaching of right from wrong and moral codes

Individual Liberty

Study of a variety of world religions emphasises the freedom of worship evident in democracies and appreciates the reason for this

Mutual Respect for and Tolerance of those with Different Faiths and Beliefs

Study of varying world religions encourages mutual respect and tolerance and celebration of differences

 

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Coverage

Spiritual

Students study a range of world religions

Moral

Moral codes of various world religions are studied and compared. Moral and ethical issues are investigated in Years 7, 8 and 9 through the lenses of differing religions

Social

A range of paired and group work activities are offered across both key stages. Also formal debating is a key teaching tool in this subject

Cultural

Impact of religions on cultures e.g. Judaism, Islam, Christianity and Sikhism

Year Group Content to be covered
7 Introduction to Reflective Thought    
  • Describe yourself
  • Influences
  • Inspiration
  • Human nature
  • Big questions
  • Big questions reflection

Judaism – Hebrew Bible Stories

  • Tanakh
  • Creation
  • The fall
  • Abraham
  • Message of Abraham’s story
  • Jacob & Esau
  • Joseph
  • Joseph’s dreams
  • Moses
  • Plagues
  • Commandments
  • Presentation
8 Christianity    
  • Trinity
  • Death
  • Resurrection
  • Actions
  • Parables
  • Evaluate parables
  • Jesus project
  • Jesus project
  • Presentation and peer-assessment

Sikhism

  • Origins of Sikhism
  • Guru Nanak
  • The ten Gurus
  • The 5 Ks
  • Gurdwara
  • Gurdwara Project
  • Presentation and peer-assessment

Ethical Issues

  • Values Game
  • Introduction to prejudice
  • Sexism & racism
  • Other types of prejudice
  • Review:   other types of prejudice
  • Sexuality
  • Responses to prejudice
9
  • 12 lessons ‘Facing History, Facing Ourselves’ unit where students study the Holocaust through a self-reflective unit.
10 Deep Learning Days   
  • Media
  • Capital punishment
11 Deep Learning Days   
  • Ultimate questions
  • Ethical carousel including abortion, drug abuse, matters of life (AI, IVF, cloning), environment, animal rights

Curriculum Coverage

Year 7

One half term of RE is taught in Humanities (Summer 2)

Year 8

One half term of RE is taught in History/Geography (Summer 2)

Year 9

One half term of RE is taught in History/Geography (Summer 2)

Years 10 and 11

RE is taught through Deep Learning Days throughout the year

 

Last updated September 2017