KS3 Religious Education (Yr 7)

Curriculum Overview

Point in Year

Unit of Work Title

Starting Point

Curriculum Content

Core Knowledge

Curriculum Content

Core Skills

Mid-term and Final  Assessments

Autumn Term 1

What people believe about God

  • Beliefs about God
  • Reasons behind beliefs
  • How believers show these beliefs
  • How beliefs influence the believers
  • Recognise and recall some main points of key religious beliefs and practices.
  • Extended written task
  • Summative assessment

Autumn Term 2

Celebration  Time

  • Religious festivals
  • Reasons behind the festivals
  • Impact of festivals on people
  • Recognise their own experiences and feelings.
  • Express their own values and beliefs.
  • Extended written task
  • Summative assessment

Spring Term 1

Read for Life

  • Origins of sacred books
  • The nature of the sacred books
  • The importance of the sacred books to believers.
  • Describe the key features of Sacred books
  • Explain the role of sacred books in religion.
  • Express own opinion on sacred books.
  • Extended written task
  • Summative assessment

Spring Term 2

Inspiring  Individuals

  • Prophet Mohamad
  • Guru Nanak
  • Dalai Lama
  • The Pope
  • Ghandi
  • Jesus
  • Raise, and suggest answers to, questions about religion and morality and express their own opinion.
  • Articulate personal and critical responses to a range of important religious and moral issues, recognising the perspectives of others.
  • Extended written task
  • Summative assessment

Summer Term 1

Showing It

  • Dress and symbolism in different religions.
  • Recognise diversity in belief and practice
  • Explain the diversity within different religions and begin to analyse different beliefs and practices.
  • Extended written task
  • Summative assessment

Summer Term 2

Responding to God

  • Forms of worship in major religions.
  • Similarities and differences in worship styles
  • Impact of worship on people
  • Identify and retell, in detail, key religious beliefs and practices.
  • Raise, and suggest answers to, questions about religious practice.
  • Extended written task
  • Summative assessment