KS3 | Religion & Life

Key Stage 3 Co-Ordinator:

Miss Y Bibi

Overview

Religion and Life at Edmonton County School incorporates the values of religious education with the knowledge, and skills of Citizenship and some elements of PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education). Students learn about the traditions, beliefs, teachings, practices and forms of expression of 6 key religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam (Year 7) Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism (Year8).

We offer students the opportunity to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally through the study of these religions. Students are also encouraged to reflect on what they have learnt and apply this to their own lives, even if the beliefs are different to their own.  In the second half of the course, students will apply their knowledge and understanding of how religion impacts the individual, communities and society through themes of Citizenship and issues of Personal and Social Health.

 

Assessment:

Students in Key Stage 3 will be assessed several times throughout the year. However, they will be formally assessed after every religious unit of study.

At the end of each year, students will sit a formal exam where they will need to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of what they have learned about Religion, Citizenship and PSHE.

 

Students are assessed using the following criteria:

Step 1: I can identify basic knowledge and understanding of religion using limited detail to describe the importance of religious beliefs, teachings and practices. I can express my ideas using simple everyday language.

Step 2: I can demonstrate some knowledge and understanding of religion using some detail to describe the importance and impact of religious beliefs, teachings and practices.  I can give my opinion supported by one or two reasons and express my ideas using everyday language.

Step 3: I can demonstrate satisfactory knowledge and understanding of religion using some reasons to explain the impact of beliefs, teachings and practices. I can give my opinion supported by some reasons and show some understanding of the issues and express my ideas using some religious vocabulary.

Step 4: I can demonstrate reasonable knowledge and understanding of religion with some detailed reasons, the importance and impact of beliefs, teachings and practices. I can use arguments supported by evidence to give different points of view and express my ideas using religious vocabulary.

Step 5: I can demonstrate sound knowledge and understanding of religion with reasons the importance and impact of beliefs, teachings and practices. I can use a range of arguments supported by relevant evidence to express different points of view and express my ideas using a range of religious vocabulary.

Step 6: I can demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of religion, Explain and analyse the importance and impact of beliefs, teachings and practices. I can explain how differences in beliefs leads to differences in religious responses. I can evaluate different points of view to reach judgements about beliefs, issues and ethical questions and express my ideas using effective religious vocabulary.

Students can use these progression ladders along with their latest profile to monitor progress and set targets to help reach the next level.

Homework:

In accordance with the school’s homework policy, students will be set homework to complete and hand in once a week. To ensure that the quality of homework is high, students are expected to follow a standard format when handing in homework.  Any homework that is not deemed fit; will be returned to the student to redo.