Waterhead Academy

RS & Ethics

Please click on the year groups for more information on this subject. 

Year 7

 

KS3 Ethics:

The Year 7 schemes of work ensure that students are provided with a knowledge-rich cumulative Religious education curriculum.

We ensure that students know more and remember more about the religions. Having a strong understanding of the beliefs and values enables them to make connections and solidify their understanding.

Our curriculum is cumulative and integrated so that the content and knowledge is connected and each activity within each lesson builds on what has come before and acknowledges what is to come.

This enable students to form a firm foundation of religious and ethical knowledge so that they are able to understand and evaluate situations and life events.

 

Year 7

 

Subject knowledge

taught

Beliefs:

  •  Facts and belief
  • Shema Prayer
  • Trinity

Beliefs

  • 5 pillars
  • Trimurti
  • 8 fold path

·         Ik onkar

Founders

  • Abraham
  • Jesus
  • Mohammed

Founders

  • Guru Nanak

·         Siddhartha Gautama

Festivals

  • Passover
  • Easter

Festivals

  • Eid –UL-Fitr
  • Baisakhi

·         Holi

 Year 8

The Year 8 schemes of work ensure that students are provided with a knowledge-rich cumulative Religious education curriculum.

We ensure that students know more and remember more about the religions. Having a strong understanding of the beliefs and values enables them to make connections and solidify their understanding.

Our curriculum is cumulative and integrated so that the content and knowledge is connected and each activity within each lesson builds on what has come before and acknowledges what is to come.

This enable students to form a firm foundation of religious and ethical knowledge so that they are able to understand and evaluate situations and life events.

Year 8

Subject knowledge taught

 

LIFE STAGES OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

o    PIES development

o    Life stages

o    Areas for development at each life stage

 

 

Rationale

 

 

Why are they studying this now?

Have they done anything previously that will help?

Is it building on something they may have done before?

Is it a brand-new concept that will be introduced for the first time?

How will this unit help them with future topics?

 

o    Continues to build on knowledge form year 7 and further links to child development unit 2

o    Continues to build on knowledge form year 7 and further links to components 1 & 3 of health and social care

o    Majority of students can relate to this situation due to home life experience with family members.

o    Health & Social Care is a major employment sector in Oldham & this will support many students in the future, even if they do not choose HSC/CD as option subjects.

 

Students to work on and respond to a case study at the end of the rotation to explain which life stages individuals are in and identify areas of development that may occur for different life stages.

 

Year 9

The Year 9 schemes of work ensure that students are provided with a knowledge-rich cumulative Religious education curriculum.

We ensure that students know more and remember more about the religions. Having a strong understanding of the beliefs and values enables them to make connections and solidify their understanding.

Our curriculum is cumulative and integrated so that the content and knowledge is connected and each activity within each lesson builds on what has come before and acknowledges what is to come.

This enable students to form a firm foundation of religious and ethical knowledge so that they are able to understand and evaluate situations and life events.

Curriculum Implementation:

 

Year9

Subject knowledge

taught

Crime and Punishment

  • Morality
  • Justice
  • Causes of crime
  • Aims of Punishment

 

Crime and Punishment

  • Reform
  • Grid iron gang
  • Capital punishment
  • Life on death row

Extremism

  • What is extremism
  • Where’s the line
  • islamophobia

 

Extremism

  • My brother the terrorist
  • Black September

·         Lockerby

Maters of life and death

  • Sanctity of Life
  • Heaven, hell, purgatory
  • Abortion
  • Pro life
  • Pro Choice

 

Matters of life and death

  • Euthanasia
  • A short stay in Switzerland
  • Arguments in favour and against
  • Organ transplant and genetic engineering

·         My sisters keeper

Year 10

Core RE:

The Year 10 schemes of work for the core element of Ethics ensure that students are well equipped to continue their educational journey. In Year 10, students study religion and ethics.

Students will develop their skills to be able to evaluate describe analyse and critically deconstruct information. 

 

Core 10

Subject knowledge

taught

Marriage and the family

  • Marriage
  • Sexual relationships
  • Family

Marriage and the family

  • Support for the family in the local parish
  • Contraception
  • Divorce

Marriage and the family

  • Divorce
  • Equality of men and women

·         Gender prejudice and discrimination

Crime and Punishment

  • Justice
  • Crime
  • Good, Evil and suffering

 

Crime and punishment

  • Punishment
  • Aim of punishment
  • Forgiveness

 

Crime and Punishment

  • Treatment of criminals

·         The death penalty.

Year 11

The Year 11 schemes of work for the core element of Ethics ensure that students are well equipped to continue their educational journey. In Year 11, students study religion and ethics.

Students will develop their skills to be able to evaluate describe analyse and critically deconstruct information. 

 

Core 11

Subject knowledge

taught

Peace and Conflict

  • Peace
  • Peace-making
  • Conflict
  • Pacifism

 

  • Peace and Conflict
  • Just war Theory
  • Holy war
  • Weapons of mass destruction
  • Issues surrounding conflict

Matters of life and death

  • Origins and value of the universe
  • Sanctity of life
  • Origins and value of human life
  • Abortion

 

Matters of life and death

  • Life after death
  • Response to arguments against life after death
  • Euthanasia

·         Issues in the natural world