Curriculum

Religious Education

(GCSE exam board: AQA)

Subject Aims

The R.E. department seeks to promote the spiritual and moral development of all through learning about and learning from religion. Religious Education is taught from a Catholic perspective and other world religions, namely Judaism, Hinduism, and Islam are also studied.

R.E. is an essential part of life at Painsley. It is at the heart of the school curriculum. It seeks to develop students as religiously literate young people and equips them with the skills necessary to engage in religious and moral debate. R.E. helps to support students on their faith journey, providing knowledge and understanding for spiritual reflection.

Curriculum Overview

KS3

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
7 1.     Community/ Belonging

2.     Mass

 

1.     The Bible

2.     Advent

 

1.     Sacraments/Signs of Catholic Identity

2.     Who am I? RSE

 

1.     Foundations of Christianity

2.     Lent and the Parable of the Talents fundraising

Islam

 

 

Philosophy and the Meaning of Life

 

 

8 1.     Creation/Why are we here?

2.     Covenant

1.     RSE: Created and Chosen

2.     Infancy Narratives

1.     Prophecy

2.     Healing/ Are there limits to forgiveness?

1.     Death/Eschatology

2.     Why do we celebrate? Holy Week and Easter

1.     Prayer and Pilgrimage

2.     Judaism

1.     The Church

2.     Ethics/Suffering and Evil

KS4

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
9 Introduction Lessons

Denominations

Hierarchy of the Catholic Church

Introduction to VII

Unit 1: Creation

Unit 2: Incarnation

 

 

Unit 9: Judaism Beliefs and Teachings

 

 

Unit 10: Judaism Practices

 

 

Unit 10: Judaism Practices

Unit 3: Triune God

 

 

Unit 3: Triune God

Continued

RSE The Search for Love

 

 

10 Unit 4: Redemption

 

 

Theme B: Religion, Peace and Conflict

 

Theme B: Religion, Peace and Conflict

 

Unit 5: Church and the Kingdom of God Unit 5: Church and the Kingdom of God Big Review

RSE Authentic Freedom and Respect

11 Unit 6 Eschatology

 

 

Theme A: Religion, Relationships and Families RSE

 

 

Revision Paper 2

 

 

 Revision

Church and the Kingdom of God

Triune God

Redemption

Revision

KS5

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
12 Philosophy: Arguments for the Existence of God

DA, OA, CA

 

Christianity: Sources of Wisdom and authority

 

Philosophy: Arguments for the Existence of God

DA, OA, CA

 

Ethics: Normative Ethics

NML, SE and VE

 

Christianity: God

Ethics: Normative Ethics

NML, SE and VE

 

Christianity: Good conduct and key moral principles

Ethics: Applied Ethics Human and Non-Human

 

Christianity: Christianity, gender and sexuality

 

 

Philosophy: Religious Experience

 

Christianity: Expressions of religious identity

Philosophy: Religious Language

 

Christianity: Dialogues Introduction

Review of all topics

13 Ethics: Meta-Ethics

DCT, Utilitarianism, Intuitionism

Bentham and Kant

 

Christianity: Christianity, migration and religious pluralism

 

Philosophy: Miracles

 

Christianity: Christianity and Science

 

Philosophy: Self-Death and the afterlife

 

Christianity: Self, death and the afterlife

 

Ethics:: Free Will and Moral Responsibility

 

Christianity: Christianity and the challenge of secularisation

 

 

Ethics: Conscience

 

Christianity: Dialogues revision- Christianity and Philosophy

Dialogues revision- Christianity and ethics

Staff

Miss E. Malpass- Assistant Principal, Head of RE
Mrs. C. Harris – Assistant Principal
Mrs S. Crawford – Key Stage 5 Co-ordinator
Mr. R. McCusker – Y7 Pastoral Lead / Leadership Development Coordinator
Mrs S Barlow
Mr J. Beardmore
Miss M. Sowter
Miss M. Harris
Mrs C. Deaville

 

Extra-Curricular

Retreats:

Year 7: In-house retreat

Year 8: Alton Castle and Know Yourself in-house retreat

Year 9: Vocations day retreat – in-house

Year 10: Soli retreat days and Lourdes pilgrimage

Year 11: In-house retreat

Year 12/13: Kintbury, Bright Lights and Lourdes pilgrimage