Curriculum Leader: Mrs M Barnes
Subject Teachers: Ms C Barnfield
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibres connect us with our fellow men. Herman Melville
The unexamined life is not worth living and the unlived life is not worth examining. Socrates
Overall Purpose of the Subject - Summary:
Religious Studies explores issues of faith and belief (both religious and non-religious) and encourages respect for the cultural and life experiences of others. It allows pupils to examine their own beliefs by asking questions about the meaning and purpose of life, issues of right and wrong, and what it means to be human. Religious Studies also helps pupils to challenge prejudice and to operate as citizens in a diverse society.
Course Outline and Structure - Key Stage 3
Assessment Method - Key Stage 3
Each term students will study a different unit of work and are assessed on their knowledge and understanding of that particular unit. Students’ progress is then tracked through a combination of their end of unit assessments, and their classwork and verbal contribution in class. There is one attainment target for Religious Studies outlined in the Hampshire Agreed Syllabus, Living Difference as“Interpreting religion in relation to human experience”.
Course Outline and Structure - Key Stage 4
Exam Board: AQA Specification A
Assessment Method - Key Stage 4
All Religious Studies courses are 100% assessed by examinations at the end of year 11. Within class time, students are assessed on each unit using practice exam paper questions and grade boundaries to track students’ progress and proficiency. This is then used to guide intervention based on student's individual needs.
Extra-Curricular Activities / Clubs
Trip to a relevant place of worship such as a church, synagogue or mosque
SACRE Youth Voice and Y8 conference
RS Candle Conference for Y11
TGI – Cove School Christian Union
The Think Tank! - Debating Club
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