iMatter As A Religions and Ethics Student

iMatter As A Religions and Ethics Student

INTENT

I will become a thoughtful and active citizen who questions morality and the diverse belief systems of human beings. I will gain a knowledge of the five major world religions and develop the ability to create well balanced comparisons between them. I will have an inquiring mind in relation to how religion, philosophy and ethics form the basis of our culture and I will develop valuable skills that will support me with further theological and philosophical study.

Year 7

During an introduction to Islam and Christianity, I will gain an understanding of the importance of the Five Pillars and the Qu'ran. i will be able to describe the events of charity, fasting, prayer and the mosque. I will have the opportunity to draw comparisons with Christian worship and I will investigate their place in the modern world. This will lead to the start of the Philosophy work; where I will consider the 'big questions' in relation to; ‘Me, Myself & I’.

Year 8

During an introduction to Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism, I will gain knowledge of the key beliefs of each and I will undertake a comparison between their places of worship, prayers and lifestyle. I will be able to celebrate the diversity of these beliefs in the context of Britain as a multicultural society. In developing deeper thinking skills around beliefs, I will be given the opportunity to research an alternative faith, from a choice of Rastafarian, Humanist and Scientology.

Year 9

I will be introduced to the two textual studies themes for later examination. This will enable me to demonstrate knowledge and understanding that the religious traditions of Great Britain are, in the main, Christian and furthermore that the religious traditions in Great Britain are diverse. I will be prepared to write about: Theme G: St Mark's Gospel – the Life of Jesus and Theme H: St Mark's Gospel as a source of religious, moral and spiritual truths.

Year 10

In Component 1 - The study of religions, beliefs teachings and practices, I will investigate two of the major world religions fully from the range of: Buddhism, Christianity, Catholic Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism. I will study the influence of the beliefs, teachings and practices on individuals, communities and societies. I will be required to compare the key beliefs, worships, festivals, celebrations, duties and ethics of my chosen religions.

Year 11

During Component 2 - Thematic Studies, I will study a set combination of themes, drawing upon Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism, as well as non-religious beliefs such as atheism and humanism. I will select four themes from: Relationships and families, Religion and life, The existence of God and revelation, Religion, peace and conflict, Religion, human rights and social justice, or the textual Christian studies of St Mark’s gospel: the life of Jesus.

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This scheme follows the Essex Sacre Guidelines – Using Model 1 and Sections of Model 4. The main objectives of using these models are to combine a broad introduction to the five major world religions by promoting a celebration of diversity of beliefs in the context of Britain as a multicultural society.

 

 

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