KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 9 Religion & Philosophy
Term 1Religion and Conflict    
This term students will be looking at moral standards (what we think is right and wrong) and how these affect what we do.Students will look at how different people make ethical decisions, and come some conclusions of their own about the 'good' and 'bad' religion and religious people do in the world.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on all topics covered this term. There will be a mixture of short answer knowledge questions and longer answer analysis and evaluation questions. Students should revise all topics covered this term, paying particular attention to key words. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Religion and Matters of Death    
In this topic students will learn about maintaining life and the end of life. Religion binds these two distinct halves, giving students an idea of the attitudes that religions have to life, and from that students can work out the rights and responsibility humans have regarding life.
Assessment: Holistic assessment of pupils contribution in class and their classwork in their exercise books. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Religion and Animal Ethics   
Students will learn about the different ways humans use animals; the rights and wrongs of that usage; the status and rights animals (should) have; and what religions think about the use of animals.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on their knowledge of the topic covered, as well as Christian attitudes towards the use and abuse of animals. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Religion and Environmental Ethics   
This topic is about the environment and, from the religion's point of view, humanity's duty to look after the environment. It considers the situation the modern world is in, and how governments are tackling the issue.
Assessment: Pupils will be assessed in short answer questions on; The Environment, and Hindu and Jewish attitudes towards the environment. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Religion and Medical Ethics   
In this topic students will learn about life. It focuses on the beginning of life, and on maintaining life. The religion binds it all together because it gives students an idea of the attitudes that religions have to life, and from that students can work out the rights and responsibility humans have regarding life. There are also cross curricular links with science in this topic.
Assessment: Holistic assessment of pupils contribution in class and their classwork in their exercise books. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Role Models   
In this unit students will explore the lives of some religious figures who are considered to be role models. Students will consider what is meant by a role model and explain their own idea of a role model. They will also evaluate the difficulties of being a role model.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on all topics, including this one in their end of year assessment. There will be a mixture of short answer knowledge questions and longer answer analysis and evaluation questions. Students should revise all topics covered this year, paying particular attention to key words. Key Words and Terms
 

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