At Key Stage 3 we teach each group for two hours per week in Years 7 and 8 whilst Year 9 enjoy three hours per week. We deliver a curriculum designed to fully meet the requirements of the Bishops Curriculum Directory and keep pupils engaged with religious teachings and practices, as well as raising questions of morality and personal development.
Pupils explore concepts integral to our faith through units of work such as "Community", "World Poverty" and "Creation". Pupils will also begin to develop their understanding of other world faiths through a study of "Hinduism".
Pupils have the opportunity to study Islam, enabling them to compare and contrast core beliefs of the Abrahamic religions. Our module on "Covenant" allows pupils to explore both Old and New Testament history and make links between the two. Other units of work this year include "Reconciliation", "The Church" and "Jesus".
This year pupils will examine key events in the liturgical year, exploring their importance to the Christian faith. Pupils also compare pilgrimages from different faiths and are encouraged to think about the spiritual value of such journeys. Pupils end the year with an in depth study of Judaism which will aid their transition into GCSE Religious Studies.