Religious Studies at Launceston College

Welcome to the RS department at Launceston College

Year 7
Term Topic Objectives Assessment
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Summer 2

Spiritual Place 

 

 

 

 

 

To explore the concept of spirituality. 

To explore the link (s) between spirituality, identity and place.

 

 

Initial humanities assessment. 

My spiritual place: poetry and artwork.

 

Equality: Belief and Action 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To know what is meant by the term social justice. 

To explore the concept of a just/fair society.

 

To know how our human rights are protected and understand why this can be a controversial issue.

 

To understand how people can campaign for social justice; protest songs, role of charities and NGO’s and individuals.; including Jesus, Maria Gomez and Martin Luther King

 

Protest songs. 

 

Good and Evil To understand what is meant by conscience, situation ethics, moral and natural evil and suffering. 

To understand the different factors that may influence our moral decisions.

 

To understand why evil and suffering is a problem for those people who hold a religious belief and how they respond to it.

 

To investigate how modern literature looks at the issues of good and evil.

 

To explore the role of the UN charities and individual volunteers in reducing evil and suffering.

 

Piece of art the Fall. The piece of art will be accompanied with a description and explanation of the piece of art
Democracy in action To examine the results of the 2015 election.

 

To evaluate the role of the media within the election campaigns.

 

Does Launceston need Church?  To investigate the impact that churches have on their local communities 

To be able to explain why people belong to faith communities.

 

To evaluate the role that the Church plays within our local community of Launceston.

 

This assessment is set up an hypothesis which students have to prove or disprove through an enquiry. The questions students have to answer is “Is the church in Launceston still relevant in 2015.”
Year 8
Year 82014-2015 Unit Title Unit Description Assessment
Autumn Term Science and Religion This unit explores the debate surrounding the science and religion. The issues studied range from Christian creation narratives, to the philosophical arguments for the existence of God through to evolution and the Big Bang. End of Unit Test
Spring Term Buddhism This unit explores the nature of Buddhism and how the beliefs affect the lives of believers. The issues studied range from the Noble Eightfold Path through to the nature of meditation. End of Unit Test
Summer Term Authority This unit explores the nature of life the Bible. This unit looks at and questions the nature of religious text, the question of reliability and the types of genre found in the Bible. End of Unit Test 
Key Stage 4 (Years 9 -11)

Exam Board EDEXCEL:

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/religious-studies-2009.html

Units that we study are:

RS01-Religion and life

RS108-Religion and Society

Year 9-112014-2016 Unit Title Unit Description Assessment
Autumn Term Community Cohesion 101 This unit explores the nature of community cohesion in the UK. The two religions that are studied are Christianity and Islam. The issues studied range from the nature of a multi-ethnic society to the changing roles of men and women in the UK. End of Unit Test
Spring Term Marriage and the Family 101 This unit explores the nature of marriage and the family in the UK. The two religions that are studied are Christianity and Islam. The issues studied range from the religious attitudes to homosexuality and the nature of the family unit in the UK. End of Unit Test
Summer Term Matters of Life and Death 101 This unit explores the nature of life and death in the UK. The two religions that are studied are Christianity and Islam. The issues studied range from euthanasia and abortion, to religious beliefs on life after death. End of Unit TestYear 9 Mock Exam
Autumn Term Believing in God 101 This unit explores the nature of belief in God. The religion that is studied is Christianity.The issues studied range from the philosophical arguments for the existence of God, to the question of how evil and suffering exists. End of Unit TestYear 10 Mock  Exam-November
Spring Term Environmental and Medical  Issues 108 This unit explores the nature of environmental and medical issues in the UK. The two religions that are studied are Christianity and Islam. The issues studied range from the impact of global warming to the questions and issues surrounding fertility treatments and transplant surgery. End of Unit TestYear 10 Mock  Exam-March
Summer Term Peace and Conflict 108 This unit explores the nature of peace and conflict. The two religions that are studied are Christianity and Islam. The issues studied range from questioning what makes a war a just war through to why do people bully. End of Unit Test
Autumn Term Crime and Punishment 108 This unit explores the nature of crime and punishment. The two religions that are studied are Christianity and Islam. The issues studied range from the theories of punishment through to the use of capital punishment. End of Unit TestYear 11 Mock  Exam-November
Spring Term Rights and Responsibilities 108 This unit explores the nature of rights and responsibilities. The religion that is studied is Christianity. The issues studied range from how we make moral decisions through to the ethical debate on genetic engineering. End of Unit TestYear 11 Mock  Exam-March
Summer Term Revision This term is spent preparing and revising for the final exam. Year 11 Final exam