KS3 Religious Studies
In Religious Studies, we broadly follow the Kent Agreed Syllabus and our main aim is to promote understanding and tolerance of different cultures, traditions and beliefs. Religious studies at Wye includes a variety of religion, philosophy and ethics. Throughout KS3, pupils will develop their skills in analysis, interpretation, reflection, application and evaluation by looking at a range of historical and contemporary issues.
Pupils are assessed 3 times in one year to help them know how to progress to the next level. To support their children’s learning, parents can regularly read or watch the news with their child. It can be enriching for the pupils to visit a variety of different cultural places such as Canterbury Cathedral or London Central Mosque.
In year 7, pupils look at a variety of topics that develop their skills to express their own opinions whilst clearly understanding the beliefs of others. Pupils study Christianity, Sikhism and Islam as major world religions. The Independent Learning Project for year 7 is focused on Islam to encourage pupils to broaden their knowledge of key Muslim beliefs.
In year 8, pupils study a range of ethical and religious issues. Pupils spend a substantial amount of time looking at Buddhism and Hinduism however they also look at the meaning of spirituality to different people. The Independent Learning Project for year 8 is a comparison of Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity beliefs on key ethical issues.
In year 9, pupils study a range of different beliefs from Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. Pupils also study the philosophical and ethical issue of what it means to be human including the study of inspirational humans such as Malala, Gandhi and Martin Luther King. There is a strong emphasis on comparison and evaluation of beliefs. Pupil’s Independent Learning Project is based on a comparing key beliefs of Christianity and Islam.
For more information about the Religious Studies curriculum, please contact Miss Burden - Rachael.firstname.lastname@example.org