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Year 7 RE Curriculum

Key topics to be taught this year:

Autumn Term
Topic
Further details about the topic
1

God

If God is Trinity, what does that mean for Christians?

STUDENTS WILL KNOW THAT:

• Christians believe in God as

Trinity, and that the different

roles of the three persons in one

God can be seen as exemplifying

the relational nature of God and

the importance of self-giving

love in Christian practice

• Ideas of God have varied (and still

do) within the Christian church,

and that different emphases lead

to different ways of living

• Christians can use the Bible to

describe God in different ways.

 
2

Creation

STUDENTS WILL KNOW THAT

CHRISTIANS BELIEVE:

• Creation reveals something about

the nature of God (for example,

powerful, involved in human life,

source of all life on earth), and

reminds humans of their place as

dependent upon the Creator.

• Humans have a responsibility to

creation, as stewards.
Spring Term
 
 
1

The FALL

Why are people good and bad?

STUDENTS WILL KNOW THAT:

• Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 present

different pictures of God.

• Being made ‘in the image of

God’ can be interpreted widely,

but implies a significance for

human beings, and an intimate

connection between them and

the Creator.
2
Easter- A new covenant 
 
Good conquers Evil.
Revenge or reconciliation?
Exploring the Resurrection of Jesus.
Summer Term
 
 
1
Images of God
 
Hindu- Visual thinking.
Sikh- symbolic thinking.
Islam - linguistic thinking.
2
Creation and Cosmologies.
 
Early religions - myth and the search for meaning.
Physics and Biology - evolution and science, the meaning and purpose of life.

Assessments:

 
Topic
Type of Assessment
CAT 1
Design a post card for Trinity Sunday: Images on one side and description of the festival and how it is celebrated on the other.
Self, Peer and Teacher Assessment
CAT 2
Turin Shroud – An Investigation.
Self, Peer and Teacher Assessment

Main Resources:

Resource
Details 
Term 
Text books
InspiRE for Key Stage 3
Series Editor: Steve Clarke
All
Recommended reading
The Bible, Genesis and John’s Gospel.
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
The Last Man Alive by A. S Neil
Watership Down by Robert Adams 
Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis  
All
Recommended websites
RE:Quest - the definitive toolkit for teaching about Christianity in R.E.
 
BBC Religion and Ethics
 
RE:Online
All

 

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