Subject Leader: Mrs H Coe
General information about the subject
The Year 7 Religious Education Curriculum provides a comprehensive study of Foundational Catholic Theology – answering the overarching question ‘What does it mean to be Catholic?’
The course aims to develop students Biblical Literacy through a chronological study of The Bible and provide an understanding of Church History. Following this, students will investigate the core Catholic beliefs and practices. To complement their study of Foundational Catholic Theology, students will also study the world religion – Judaism - looking at the History and Beliefs of the faith before investigating what it means to be Jewish in the modern world.
What topics are taught?
When will they be taught?
Introduction to RE – Community and the Church
Biblical Literacy – Genesis
Biblical Literacy – Exodus to Exile
Biblical Literacy – The Life and Teachings of Jesus
Biblical Literacy – Jesus in Jerusalem
Church History – The Nature and Development of the Church
Theology – The Catholic Church
Study of a World Religion – Beliefs and History of Judaism
Study of a World Religion – Judaism in the Modern World
How will my son or daughter be assessed?
When do these assessments take place?
Students will complete assessments throughout the academic year, at the end of each topic. These take the form of a ‘Learner Check’; an assessment of knowledge and understanding, or an ‘Assessment’ in which students will complete an extended piece of writing and be assessed on both their knowledge and understanding and core RE skills.
Students will also be set knowledge challenges of key vocabulary and key biblical characters that are assessed for each topic
What can my son or daughter do to support their learning at home?
What materials are provided or available online?
Students are provided with Knowledge Books that include lists of key terminology and key characters. Students should aim to self-quiz on this information.