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Curriculum Information for Key Stage 3 students
Welcome to the Religion, Philosophy and Ethics department
To develop a critical understanding of World Religions and non-religious views.
Introduce the main beliefs, practices and divisions of World Religions (Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism – a particular specialism on Buddhism at GCSE) – and non-religious views, for example, humanism as well as explore contemporary ethical and global issues. Students begin their GCSE studies in Year 9 and sit their exam at the end of Year 10.
What topics will I study in KS3 (years 7 and 8):
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Can I study this at KS4?
RPE is a core subject and is studied at KS4.
Are there any enrichment opportunities in school?
The department regularly invite speakers. In addition, there is the opportunity to go on a Humanities trip to Amsterdam in Year 8, exploring the history and geography from the experiences of the Dutch Jewish communities.
What could I do/read at home to help myself or where could I visit to help my learning?
Reading a good quality newspaper covers many of the religious issues and public debates arising in the classroom.
Visiting museums and sacred places when on holiday in the UK and abroad, showing a curiosity about people’s beliefs and practices.
- BBC Bitesize (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zh3rkqt)
- Heart of Hinduism (https://iskconeducationalservices.org/HoH/)
- Humanism UK (https://humanism.org.uk/)
- REquest, exploring the Christian faith (http://request.org.uk/)
- TrueTube (https://www.truetube.co.uk/)