The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    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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