Religious Studies

Objectives:

To demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

Religion and beliefs in relation to the wider world

Specialist concepts in the study of religion

Religious thought and its contribution to individuals, communities and societies

To demonstrate their ability to:

Enquire, be critical and reflective

Reflect on personal values opinions and attitudes.


Year

Year 12

Term

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Unit

T1:Introduction

Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy of Religion

Religion and Ethics

Study of Religion

Time

8 weeks

7 weeks

6 weeks

6 weeks

6 weeks

7 weeks

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The Nature and influence of religious experience

Context and traditions

Types – prayer, meditation

Alternative views – physiological

Evidence

Existence of God

Problems of evil and suffering

Nature of God

The Fall

Free will

God not omnipotent

Philosophical issues

Design Argument

Paley and Hume

Cosmological argument

Hume, Aquinas, Kant

Ontological Argument

Anselm and Russell

Significant concepts in issues and debates

Stewardship of planet and creatures

Lovelock

Ethical concepts  of equality

Race, gender disability

Attitudes of one religion to equality

MLK

Study of three ethical theories

Utilitarianism

Bentham

Situation Ethics

Robinson and Fletcher

Natural moral Law

Aquinas

Application of ethical theories

War and peace

Just war

Pacifism

Augustine

Sexual Ethics

Study of one religions teachings

Contemporary relevance

Vardy

Study of Christianity

Religious beliefs, values and teachings

Sources of wisdom and authority

Practices that shape and express religious identity

Exam Practise


Objectives:

To demonstrate knowledge and understanding:

Select relevant material

Explain key ideas supported by examples

Use terminology accurately

Show knowledge from scholars and a range of views

To demonstrate their ability to:

Construct a coherent argument

Identify strengths and weaknesses in arguments

Express ideas accurately and fluently


Year

Year 13

Term

Autumn

Spring

 

Unit

Religion and Contemporary Society

 

Time

7 weeks

7 weeks

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5 weeks

6 weeks

3 weeks

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Religion responding to challenges facing the world

Attitudes to:

War

Poverty

The Environment

Trade and Aid

Challenges to religion in contemporary society

Secular society

Religious division

New forms of spirituality in and outside religions

Spirituality in and outside organised religion

Religious Experience Research Unit

New forms of spirituality

Sociology and psychology of spirit

Religion and National Identity

Established church in England and Scotland

Civic Religion

The Secular State

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Challenges of religious practice

Attitudes to religion

Attitudes to other faiths

Integration and nationality

Religious minorities

Sex, marriage family

Religious teachings about family and sex

Arranged marriage

Secular attitudes

Study of one organised religion in the UK

Places of worship

Structure of religious hierarchy

Role in UK society

Interfaith Relations and dialogue

Examples from the UK

National and international organisations

Impact of interfaith organisations on UK society

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