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KS3 Year 7 – Laying the Foundation; ‘A wise man built his house upon a rock’.

  • An introduction to RE at Babington
  • The Big Story of the Bible and its relevance today
  • Origins – exploring science and religion
  • So, what do Muslims actually believe?
  • So, what do Hindus actually believe?
  • The Bible Project Competition

 

KS3 Year 8 - Debatable and Relatable RE; from a variety of religious and non-religious perspectives.

  • Human Connections
  • Morality and Suffering
  • Beginnings and Endings
  • United Nations Declaration of Human Rights
  • Science and religion revisited
  • A case study from Judaism

 

KS4 Year 9 and Year 10

All students have the opportunity to take the EDUQAS Full Course Religious Studies GCSE. Assessment for this is un-tiered, i.e. all units cater for the full range of ability and allow access to grades 1-9. 

The course is examined at the end of Year 10. There will be three exams relating to each of the three components outlined below.

Components 2 and 3 are studied during Year 9.

Component 1 is studied during Year 10.

EDUQAS GCSE Religious Studies Route A

Component 1 makes up 50% of the course

Students study the following four themes from Christian and non-religious perspectives: 

Theme 1: Issues of Relationships 
Theme 2: Issues of Life and Death 
Theme 3: Issues of Good and Evil 
Theme 4: Issues of Human Rights

Component 2 makes up 25% of the course

Candidates will study the beliefs, teachings and practices of Christianity

Component 3 makes up 25% of the course

Candidates will study the beliefs, teachings and practices of a world faith. Students will choose either Islam or Hinduism.

All components are assessed by compulsory questions focussing on knowledge, understanding and evaluation of the subject content.

Helping Your Child with Homework

Homework for all students is set on https://showmyhomework.co.uk/ 

In RE we encourage students to discuss world and local events at home and explore their own responses to these as well as your responses.

Additional Support for RE students

From the autumn half term there will be weekly revision classes after school for Y10 RE and occasional Saturday revision sessions.

GCSE students have access to the website;

sites.google.com/site/gcsereligiouseducationjfp

The website is being regularly updated with course and revision resources. Please encourage your child to explore the relevant website and to use the resources.

Teachers also use www.edmodo.com to make lesson and other resources available for catch-up and revision at both KS4 and KS3.

The exam board site has further resources – but the sample exam papers they provide are not accurate.  www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/religious-studies/gcse/