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Key Stage 3

 

The important thing is not to stop questioning” Albert Einstein

 

Religious Studies focuses on you valuing yourselves and others as unique human beings. It promotes self-awareness, respect, open-mindedness, appreciation and wonder at the universe in which we live. RS supports you in asking the most important questions in life, asked by people for millions of years.

 
You will study:

 

 

St. Saviour’s & St. Olave’s follow the Southwark Diocese Agreed Syllabus for RS. The curriculum is developed from this and aims to meet the specific needs of our students. All major world religions are covered with specific emphasis on developing philosophical and thinking skills.

Yr 7

Half Term

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3

4

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6

Topic

RS and the meaning of life

Identity, Relationships and Community

Worship

Unit

What is truth and where do we find it?

What does it mean to be a Sikh?

What does it mean to be Jewish?

How do Christians worship?

How do Hindus worship?

Yr 8

Half Term

1

2

3

4

5

6

Topic

The Life and Teachings of Jesus

The Life and Teachings of the Buddha

The Life and Teachings of Muhammad

Unit

Who was Jesus?

How has Jesus influenced the world?

Who was the Buddha?

How has the Buddha influenced the world?

Who was Muhammad?

How has Muhammad influenced the world?

Yr 9

Half Term

1

2

3

4

5

6

Topic

Philosophy

Ethics

Unit

Does suffering make it impossible to believe in God?

What happens to us when we die?

How did we get here?

How do we tell what’s right from wrong?

Is it ever right to kill?

 

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