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Year 8 Religious Studies

Subject Leader: Mrs H Coe 
General information about the subject
The Year 8 Religious Education Curriculum builds on the Foundational Catholic Theology studied in Year 7, and focuses on Applied Catholic Theology, in other words ‘How do we live as Christian People?’.

The course covers the multi-disciplines of Philosophy: The Nature of God and Evidence for God, Theology: The Person of Jesus, The Sacraments, Prayer and Worship and Ethics: Environment and Stewardship and The Sanctity of Life and Ethical Theories. To prepare students for life in 21st Century Britain, students will also study the world religion – Islam.
Looking at the History and Beliefs of the faith before investigating some
of the rituals and practices.
What topics are taught?
When will they be taught?
Philosophy – The Nature of God
Philosophy – Evidence for God
Theology – The Person of Jesus
Theology – Inwards Sign of an Outwards Grace
Theology – Prayer and Worship
Ethics – Environment and Stewardship
Ethics – The Sanctity of Life
Ethics – Religion and Ethics
Study of a World Religion – Beliefs and History of Islam
Study of a World Religion – Islam 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 lists of key vocabulary 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 Students should aim to self-quiz on this information.

Students can access additional materials on the Becket RE Website