Year 10 — Religion & Philosophy

Term 1: Theme C: Revelation and existence of God

Christianity and Atheism The existence of God and revelation -

The Design Argument.

The First Cause Argument.

The argument from Miracles.

Arguments against the existence of God.

Revelation and enlightenment.

Assessment.

Series of questions using GCSE AQA Exam specification structure and mark scheme to ensure preparation for the GCSE exam.

Akhira

Life after death. This includes Jannah (heaven) and Jahannam (hell).

Shia

The group of Muslims who believe that Muhammad's successor, and the first Imam, was Ali.

Sunni

The group of Muslims who believe that Muhammad's successor was Abu Bakr.

Al-Qadr

Predestination. God knows the future and wills it.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

Create a supportive community:

Term 3: Christianity: Practices

In this unit students will explore Christianity, Teaching and Beliefs as well as Practices - We will go over keys point within these two areas. For example, How and why do Christians pray? What is the importance of baptism for Christians? This and many more topics will be investigated.

Christianity: Teaching and Beliefs/Practices

Worship.

Prayer.

Baptism.

Holy Communion.

Pilgrimage.

Festivals.

Food banks.

Street Pastors.

Assessment.

Series of questions using GCSE AQA Exam Spec structure and mark scheme to ensure they are fully prepared for their GCSE examination.

Prayer

Communicating with God (silently, praise, thanksgiving, or confession)

Sacraments

An 'outward sign' of 'inward grace'

Pilgrimage

A journey by a believer to a holy site for religious reasons

Festivals

A day or period of celebration for religious reasons.

Agape

A word used in the Bible that describes selfless, sacrifical, unconditional love.

Church

A build in which Christians worship

Holy Communication

A service of thanksgiving in which the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus are celebrated.

The Lord's Prayer

The prayer taught to the disciples by Jesus; also known as the 'Our Father'

Worship

Acts of religious praise, honour or devotion.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

Create a supportive community:

Term 4: Religion & Life

Religion and Life:

The origins of the universe and human life, including Genesis, Big Bang and Evolution.

The value of the world and pollution.

The use and abuse of the planet and animals.

Focus on Christianity and other secular views for comparative exam questions.

Series of questions using GCSE AQA Exam specification structure and mark scheme to ensure students are prepared for their AQA GCSE exam.

Abortion

When a pregnancy is terminated.

Big Bang

Scientific theory about the origins of the universe.

Conception

The point at which the sperm fertilises the egg.

Dominion

Belief that humans have been put in charge of the world.

Euthanasia

Mercy killing.

Evolution

Scientific theory of the development of the species involving natural selection.

Hospice

Place of medical care for the dying.

Quality of life

How good or comfortable someone's life is.

Sanctity of life

Belief that life is sacred as it's given by God.

Stewardship

Duty of humans to look after the world.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

Create a supportive community:

Term 5: Islam: Practices

Islam: Religious Practices:

The five pillars of Islam, obligatory acts and Shahadah.

Prayer.

Fasting and Ramadan.

Zakah.

Hajj.

Series of questions using GCSE AQA Exam specification structure and mark scheme to ensure they are fully prepared for their GCSE examination.

Hajj

Pilgrimage to Makkah - to be completed once in a lifetime.

Sawm

Fasting during daylight hours in the month of Ramadan.

Shahadah

The declaration of faith which states that Allah is one, and Muhammad is his messenger/prophet.

Zakah

Giving alms (charity) to those who need help.

Salah

Prayer

Wudu

Ablution. Cleansing before prayer.

Ka'aba

The black covered cube in the centre of the main mosque of Makkah.

Jummah

The prayers that Muslim attend each week on Friday afternoon.

Rak'ah

Actions performed during prayer.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

Create a supportive community:

Term 6: Islam: Beliefs & Teachings

Islam: Religious Beliefs and Teachings-

God’s Will and the nature of God.

Angels.

Prophethood.

The Qur'an and other holy writings.

Series of questions using GCSE AQA Exam specification structure and mark scheme to ensure preparation for the GCSE exam.

Allah

The Arabic name for God.

Benificence

The goodness of God. One of his 99 names.

Risalah

Prophethood. One way God communicates to humanity.

Qur'an

The holy book of Islam. The infallible word of God.

Tawhid

The 'oneness' of God.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

Create a supportive community:

Term 2: Christianity: Beliefs and Teachings

In this unit students will explore Christianity, Teaching and Beliefs - We will go over keys points. For example, How do Christians describe God? What is the importance the Trinity for Christians? How was the Universe created? This and many more topics will be investigated.

Christianity: Teaching and Beliefs

-Nature of God

-Trinity

-Creation

-Incarnation

-Salvation

-Atonement

-Resurrection and Ascension

Within this unit comparative exam questions will be taught.

Series of questions using GCSE AQA Exam Spec structure and mark scheme to ensure students are prepared for the AQA GCSE exam.

Adultery

Having sex with someone who is not your spouse.

Annulment.

When a marriage is cancelled (Roman Catholic).

Celibacy

Not having sex.

Cohabitation

When a couple live together without being married.

Contraception

A method to prevent pregnancy.

Extended family

A family- including grandparents, cousins etc.

Nuclear family

Family of mother, father and child(ren).

Polygamy

Having more than one wife.

Procreation

Having a child.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

Create a supportive community: