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Hazel Grove High School

HAZEL GROVE HIGH SCHOOL

RE

RE at HGHS provides a platform for pupils to develop their social, moral, spiritual and cultural identity.  Students at HGHS study RE in year 7 and 8 for two hours a fortnight.  They explore topics such as community, animal rights and equality and learn about religious and non-religious viewpoints surrounding these topics, including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Humanists.   This prepares them for their GCSE course which they start in year 9, it is a two year course following the Edexcel specification focusing on Christianity, Islam and non-religious viewpoints.  The GCSE is delivered through 3 lessons a fortnight, and pupils sit their GCSE at the end of year 10.   All RE is delivered by two specialists teachers who are dedicated to developing pupils’ opinions about the big questions we face in life, whilst comparing these to world views.  Through RE, pupils develop key skills needed in life and in other subject areas such as being able to  analyse and evaluate, essay writing skills, persuasive writing, presentation skills and group work.

 

KS3 

Pupils study a unit per term and are assessed in each unit and provided with written feedback on what they did well and how they can improve their mark next time.

Year 7 

Unit 1 – The Island

Looking at how communities develop and the importance of religious events such as baptism and pilgrimage.

Unit 2 – The Teachings of Jesus

What did Jesus teach?  Can we learn from his teachings?

Unit 3 – The Five Pillars of Islam

What are the five pillars of Islam?  Why are they important?

Unit 4  - Animal Rights

Should animals have rights?  What do Christians and Buddhist believe about how humans should “use” animals?

Unit 5 – Sikhism

How do beliefs and practices in Sikhism demonstrate the idea that we are all equal.

Year 8 

Unit 1 – The Island

Looking at how communities develop and the importance of religious events such as baptism and pilgrimage.

Unit 2 – Judaism

How do festivals show Jewish people’s relationship with God?

Unit 3 – Wisdom

What wisdom can we get from films, fables and religion?

Unit 4 – Jesus

Did a man called Jesus exist?  If so, was he the son of God?

Unit 5 – Prejudice & Discrimination

What does Christianity and Hinduim teach about how we should treat others who may be different from us?  How can their teachings make the world a better place?

Unit 6 – God

Does God exist?

KS4 

Year 9

Unit 1 – Matters of Life and Death (Christianity)

What happens when we die?  Should we allow euthanasia?  Is human life important?  Where does life come from?  What do Christians believe about life and death?

Unit 2 – Christian beliefs

What is God like?  What happened to Jesus and why? Why do people suffer?  Can God and evil both exist?

Unit 3 – Living the Christian life

How do Christians worship God?  What is the future of the church?  How does the Church help people local, nationally and globally?

Unit 4 – Marriage and the Family (Christianity)

Why do people get married?  Why are families important?  Should Christians allow contraception? Why do people get divorced?  Are men and women equal in Christianity?  What different sexual relationships are there? 

Year 9s are assessed after every unit with an end of unit test.  They also have a mock exam at the end of year where they sit a past paper.

Year 10 

Unit 1 – Matters of Life and Death (Christianity)

What happens when we die?  Should we allow euthanasia?  Is human life important?  Where does life come from?  What do Christians believe about life and death?

Unit 2 – Christian beliefs

What is God like?  What happened to Jesus and why? Why do people suffer?  Can God and evil both exist?

Unit 3 – Living the Christian life

How do Christians worship God?  What is the future of the church?  How does the Church help people local, nationally and globally?

Unit 4 – Crime and Punishment (Islam)

What is justice? What does Islam teach about justice?  What are good actions according to Muslims?  How should people be punished?  Why do we punish people?  Should we always forgive others?  Is capital punishment ever ok?

 

Year 10s are assessed after every unit with two GCSE questions.  They also have a mock exam at the end of year where they sit a past paper.

Year 11 

Year 11 RE is delivered through form time activities and assemblies.