Religious Studies


Year 7

What will your child be studying?

  • Does God exist? Arguments for and against.
  • Design a religion (key features of religion).
  • What makes a good religious leader?
  • What is the importance of the 5 Pillars to a Muslim?
  • Is Hinduism monotheistic or polytheistic?
  • Why are festivals important?

How will your child be assessed?

  • Baseline assessment to check knowledge, understanding and skills in Religious Studies.
  • End of topic assessments.
  • Teacher comments using www/ebi (what went well/even better if) and AT grades (attitude to learning).
  • Verbal feedback.

How can you help your child?

  • Check homework is completed.
  • Check your child’s work in his/her book and see if he/she has completed the tasks set (in yellow boxes).
  • Help your child to revise for end of unit assessments.
  • Discuss family ideas about different religious beliefs.

Supportive resources and websites

Children will be given a login and password for Fronter.

www.bbc.co.uk/religion

www.request.org.uk

www.reonline.org.uk

Year 8

What will your child be studying?

  • Chosen People – a blessing or a poisoned chalice?
  • Is the Turin Shroud real?
  • Why are places of worship important?
  • Why is equality important in Sikhism?
  • Does it make sense to believe in God?

How will your child be assessed?

  • End of topic assessments.
  • Teacher comments on written work using www/ebi (what went well/even better if).
  • Verbal feedback.

How can you help your child?

  • Check homework is completed.
  • Check if tasks set after marking (in yellow boxes) have been completed.
  • Help your child to revise for end of unit assessments.
  • Discuss family ideas about different religious beliefs.
  • Discuss some key ideas such as evidence, proof, and belief

Supportive resources and websites

BBC Sport

Sky Sports

Change 4 Life

Sport England