Curriculum Journey

This is a map to show the learning journey in Product Design from year 6 through to further education and possible careers.

RE Curriculum journey 2021-2022.pdf

Overview of the learning journey in RE

Year 7

Year 7 explore Religious Education using 3 lens: Theological, Philosophical and Sociological. We begin our Learning Journey at the beginning of existence. Students gain an understanding of interpreting sacred writings and compare creation stories. Students gain insight into how different groups within Christianity practice their faith. We look at the concept of being responsible for ourselves and for the planet. Continuing our focus on sacred teachings such as the 10 Commandments. We finish the year with a focus on key moments in a human's life as marked by different religious traditions. This then takes us to the life of Buddha and why he chose to give up everything.

Year 8

Year 8 continues with a Philosophical lens on trying to understand arguments for God's existence and what 'He' is like. We then look at how belief in God has shaped attitudes to gender, relationships and identity. We continue our Learning Journey with the idea of responsibility, focusing on religious teachings and their interpretation. This takes us onto Human Rights and the conflicts that can arise between them and religious worldviews. Students then look at the religion through a Sociological lens- the rise of non-violence and how the 5 Pillars give purpose and meaning to millions of Muslims.

Year 9

Year 9 has a strong focus on using the Theological Lens to explore key Christian and Muslim beliefs i.e. Why is the day Jesus died called 'Good' Friday? Students use the Philosophical Lens to understand the complexities of ethical issues: Abortion and Nuclear Weapons. In the final term students look at religion through a Sociological Lens: What is the difference between a religion and a cult. We then finish with exploring how religion has changed over the 21st Century, with the rise of social media.

Year 10

Year 10 students continue their learning journey using the Theological Lens to gain a core knowledge of Christian and Muslims beliefs and practices. This will create a solid base from which they will then engage with the Thematic topics. We continue the course using the Philosophical and Sociological Lens on the Existence of God. We continue with the humanities place on Earth and its responsibilities for it i.e. environmental conservation, animal rights and euthanasia. We finish the year focusing on the ethical complexities and divergent worldviews on arguments for war and reasons for punishment.

Year 11

Year 11 students continue their learning journey exploring relationships, sexuality, family and identity. This is carried out primarily with a Theological and Sociological Lens. This then leads onto Human Rights and social justice. We then explore the ways beliefs can shape attitudes to key questions of the 21st Century. This undertaking involves all the skills of all three Lens. The aim is to prepare students for the ever changing world they are stepping closer into.