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Year 9 RE Curriculum

Key topics to be taught this year:

Autumn Term

Topic

Further details about the topic

1

GOSPEL
What’s so radical about Jesus?

 

STUDENTS WILL KNOW THAT:
• Jesus’ teachings challenged social
structures as well as individuals,
disappointing some of his
contemporaries, who wanted the
Romans out and the People of
God to rule.
• The Bible teaches that the good
news is for all people, and should
bring liberation in individuals’
lives and transform communities.

2

SALVATION
Saving the world: what kinds of salvation
do Christians believe in?
 
STUDENTS WILL KNOW THAT:
• For Christians, salvation is a deep
concept that incorporates all the
others in this scheme. It includes
healing of the whole person, of
society and the natural world
• For Christians, different ways of
understanding how Jesus brings
salvation depend upon which
aspect of Jesus’ significance they
emphasise, e.g. his teaching,
his example, his death or his resurrection.

Spring Term

 

 

1

KINGDOM OF GOD

 

STUDENTS WILL KNOW:
Christian belief and the kingdom of god.
Biblical texts about heaven and life after death.
Biblical texts about heaven and life after death.
Protestant and roman catholic beliefs about life after death.

2

Prejudice.

This topic focuses on the key religious teaching on prejudice, including religion, race, colour, gender, age, disability, class and lifestyle.

 

What are the causes and origins of prejudice?

What are the religious teachings of tolerance, justice, harmony and the value of the individual?

What can we learn from religious believers who have fought against prejudice, e.g. Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and Desmond Tutu?

Summer Term

 

 

1

War and Peace.

This topic focuses on the key religious teachings on war and peace.

 

Can there ever be a ‘Just War’?

Can there ever be a ‘Holy War’?

Why are some religious believers pacifists who have worked for peace?

What can religious organisations do to help the victims of war?

2

Natural World

This topic focuses on religious teachings about the Natural World.

 

What can religions teach us about the origins of life and the Natural World of Planet Earth?

What are the religious beliefs about care and our responsibility for the Natural World?

What can we learn from religious believers and religious organisations who have fought against the destruction of the Natural World?

Assessments:

 

Topic

Type of Assessment

CAT 1

GOSPEL
What’s so radical about Jesus?

Self, Peer and Teacher Assessment

CAT 2

KINGDOM OF GOD

Self, Peer and Teacher Assessment

Main Resources:

Resource

Details

Term 

Text books

InspirRE Christianity text book.

Jesus and the Birth of the Church.

InspirRE Judaism text book.

Truth and Spirituality

Religious Philosophy and Ultimate Questions, Fleming .

Religions of Man, Whiting.

Ethics and Religion, Rankin.

Thinking and God and Morality, Butler.

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Recommended reading

Jonathan Livingstone Seagull by Richard Bach.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel.

The Dreamthief’s Daughter by Michael Moorcock .

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury.

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Recommended websites

RE:Quest - the definitive toolkit Christianity in R.E.

http://www.request.org.uk/

BBC Religion and Ethics

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/0/

RE:Online

http://www.reonline.org.uk/

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