KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 10 Religion & Philosophy
Term 1Christianity; Beliefs  
Students begin studying for their GCSE examination. We begin by studying the beliefs and teachings of Christianity.
Assessment: GCSE Exam format 5 part question on Christianity: Beliefs. Students should revise: the nature of God, the Trinity, the problem of evil; creation; beliefs about the afterlife; the incarnation, the crucifixion and the resurrection of Jesus.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Christianity; Practices  
In this unit, students will consider the practices of Christians in depth looking at worship, prayer, the sacraments, pilgrimage, festivals and mission.
Assessment: GCSE Exam format 5 part question on Christianity: Practices. Students should revise: worship, prayer, the sacraments, baptism, the Eucharist, pilgrimage, Christian celebrations; Christian community work, persecution. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Relationships and Families   
This unit considers the beliefs of Christians and Muslims with regards to human relationships and families. Students will look at sexuality and marriage, family planning and gender equality.
Assessment: GCSE Exam format 5 part question on Human Relationships. Students should revise: the nature and purpose of families; sexual relationships; sexuality; contraception; marriage and divorce; gender equality. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Religion, Crime and Punishment    
This unit will link to unit one. Students will look at the purpose of punishment in society with a particular focus on the issue of capital punishment. Students will gain a historical context but will examine the concepts of deterrence, protection, revenge and reform. Student will also look at the current state of British Society and ultimately decide if capital punishment should return.
Assessment: GCSE Exam format 5 part question on crime and punishment. Students should revise: the aims of punishment, arguments for and against capital punishment, corporal punishment, the prison system and causes of crime. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Religion, Peace and Conflict   
In this unit students consider the beliefs of Christians and Muslims with regards to conflict. Students will consider the concepts of justice, forgiveness and reconciliation. Students will further explore terrorism, war, pacifism and just war theory.
Assessment: GCSE Exam format 5 part question on Religion, Peace and Conflict. Students should revise: key terminology; violent protest and terrorism; reasons for war; nuclear war and WMD; theories of just war; holy war and religion as a cause of violence; pacifism and peacemaking; religious responses to victims of war.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Revision and Preparation for Mock   
Students will revise the topics of; Relationships and Families, Religion, Crime and Punishment, Religion, Peace and Conflict, and Christianity Beliefs and Practices. Students can look at previous units for the key words.
Assessment: There will be continued short knowledge assessments, e.g key word and definition tests throughout the term.Key Words and Terms
 

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