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Our curriculum intent for Religious Studies is to develop students understanding of the diversity in religion that we have in Britain today. This curriculum aims to teach the core British values: respect, democracy, the rule of law and tolerance, through themes relating to religion, social justice, philosophy and changes in society.
The content of the Religious Studies curriculum is designed to cover the rich syllabus provided by Southwark SACRE (Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education) as well as meet the national curriculum objective of giving students opportunities to promote an ethos of respect for others, challenge stereotypes and build understanding of other cultures and beliefs. As part of the wider Humanities intent, this curriculum ensures that all pupils know their place in the society that they live in, the rights that they have and the role they have in the future development of society to produce well-rounded global Active Citizens.
For more information about the Religious Studies Curriculum please contact Religious Studies Strand Leader Janice Baawa: J.email@example.com
Download the Religious Studies Long Term Curriculum Plan for Years 7-11. An overview of the curriculum is shown below.
View and download RS GCSE revision resources.
Useful websites for revision
Examples of work
Example 1 - Catholic and Protestant
Example 2 - Describe the features of the city of Jerusalem
Example 3 - Buddhists
Example 4 - Pilgrimage to Mecca
Example 5 - Religion and conflict
Every student receives one piece of homework per week from Religious Studies. These homeworks are accessible electronically by students and parents. It will comprise a short knowledge quiz and a written response to an examination question.
All homeworks are set on www.edmodo.com – students will be given a specific code to allow them access to their online classroom, parents can also use this code to oversee their son’s work and progress.
Here are some example of homework done for Religious Studies. You can find more examples on our homework page too.
Example 1 - Quality of life (Year 10)
Example 2 - Homework task to research and explain one story from Greek Mythology (Year 8)
Example 3 - Five pillars of Islam (Year 10)
Example 4 - If we had the technology should we genetically alter children so they are immune to all diseases? (Year 10)
Religious Studies is a classical humanities subject, and is respected by universities.
Students who have an understanding of different religions and cultures are sought in the following career paths, amongst others:
- Social research
- Armed forces
- Charitable organisations and the third sector
- Police force/Ambulance service