Religious Education is taught to all pupils in KS3. Throughout the course pupils will learn about different belief systems and develop an understanding of how individuals may act according to their religious faith or ethical stance. Pupils will learn about the development, key beliefs and required observances of the major religions. Later in the course, they will be introduced to some of the major ethical considerations faced by our society and will be given the opportunity to develop their own responses in the light of what they have learned.
The course will look at how religious faith might influence a response to an ethical problem. These may include
Students will look at specific moral; and ethical issues in detail, identifying how different religious faiths might respond and examining how, under certain circumstances, individuals and organisations have acted outside the accepted moral, ethical or religious frameworks to inflict extreme cruelty and suffering on others
The topics covered in this unit are
Students will follow a course leading to GCSE. The syllabus consists of four units each worth 25% of the marks. Assessment is by a terminal exam in June of the final year. The four units are:
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