Britain is a multi-faith society made up of people with a wide range of beliefs and values. At Prenton we learn about the major six religions by following the Wirral Local Agreed Syllabus. This allows students to learn about the faiths that make the UK, challenging misconceptions in the media 和 reflecting on their own beliefs.
Our aim in 宗教教育 is to ensure that all our students:
· Learn to understand 和 respect others beliefs.
· Explore their own beliefs and values in relation to religion 和 ethical issues.
· To learn to explain ideas 和 concepts using evidence to deepen their arguments.
· To develop thinking and questioning skills that allows them to challenge ideas 和 concepts.
Curriculum provision for Years 7, 8, 9
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Students study the AQA RE full course 和 take the 基督教 和 伊斯兰教 options. For the thematic element students study 宗教和生活 和 Religion, Crime 和 Punishment.
Why Study 宗教教育 At GCSE?
GCSE 宗教教育 provides students to build upon their knowledge of 基督教 and 伊斯兰教 and gain an in-depth analysis of these religions complexities and core beliefs. This study is underpinned through looking at different ethical and philosophical issues in the modern world. These issues help students to develop informed opinion on modern day issues, as well as understand 和 respect others viewpoints.
Key skills involved include: learning how to explain views and use evidence to back up points, comparing views points questioning why similarities and differences occur and applying them to historical contexts. Students become active questioners learning to challenge ideas and develop informed arguments on ethical and philosophical issues. This helps support their oral and written literacy for their exam 和 across the whole school curriculum.
This course will allow them to progress to a GCE Advanced specification in Religious Studies or Philosophy.
A good understanding of the basic beliefs of 基督教 and 伊斯兰教. Students are encouraged to keep up to date with the news and current affairs to deepen their understanding of the ethical topics studied. The ability to be an independent learner is key, allowing students to build on their subject knowledge in homework and revision tasks. Students should be able to explain their views with clear reasons and underst和 why others many not agree with them.