Year 11 — Religion & Philosophy

Term 1: Theme C: The Existence of God & Revelation

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 they are fully prepared for their GCSE examination.

Agnostic

Someone who believes you cannot say whether God exists or not.

Atheism

Belief that there is no God.

Conscience

A sense of right and wrong that could be the voice of God within.

Design Argument

An argument for God's existence which claims the apparent design in the world demonstrates a designer God.

First Cause

An argument for God's existence which claims that, as everything has a cause, the universe must also have a cause. This is God.

General Revelation

When God reveals something of himself indirectly e.g. through nature.

Impersonal

A characteristic of God - he is beyond understanding.

Miracle

An event that contradicts the laws of nature that is attributed to God.

Polytheist

Someone who believes in many gods.

Vision

Seeing something which is not physically real.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

Create a supportive community:

Term 2: Theme D: Religion, Peace & Conflict

Violence, protest and terrorism.

Reasons for war.

Nuclear war, weapons of mass destruction.

Just War Theory.

Holy War.

Pacifism and victims of war.

Assessment.

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

Forgiveness

Letting go of blame against a person.

Holy War

War on behalf of God.

Humanitarian Organisation

An organisation which helps support victims of wars and disasters.

Just War

Set of rules for fighting in a war (originally for God).

Nuclear Weapons

Weapons of mass destruction.

Pacifism

Belief that all violence and war is wrong.

Reconciliation

Making up between two sides after disagreement.

Retaliation

To pay someone back for the harm they have caused.

Terrorism

Use of violence to intimidate others and cause fear.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

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Create a supportive community:

Term 3: Theme B: Religion and 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 they are fully prepared for their GCSE examination.

Hajj

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

Jihad

Literally means 'to struggle.' It involves any way Muslims aim to obey Allah.

Jummah

The prayers that Muslim attend each week on Friday afternoon.

Ka'aba

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

Rak'ah

Actions performed during prayer.

Salah

Prayer.

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.

Wudu

Ablution. Cleansing before prayer.

Zakah

Giving alms (charity) to those who need help.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

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Term 4: Revision and reteach - Islam: Beliefs and Teachings

Revision and reteach in the following areas:

Islam - Religious Beliefs and Teachings

God’s Will and the nature of God, Angels, Prophethood, The Qur'an and other holy writings, Al Qadr - Predestination, Life after death, Sunni and Shi'a Islam.

Islam: Religious Practices-

The Five pillars of Islam, the 10 Obligatory Acts and Shahadah, prayer ,fasting and Ramadan , Zakah, hajj, jihad and festivals.

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

Muslim

One who has submitted to the will of God and has accepted Islam

Islam

The name of the religion followed by Muslims. It can be translated as 'submission' or 'peace'.

Allah

The Arabic name for God.

Tawhid

The 'oneness' of God.

Beneficence

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.

Sunni

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

Shi'a

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

Akhira

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

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

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Term 5 : Revision and reteach - Christianity: Practices/Belief and Teachings

Recap on previous key points taught in Year 10.

Focus on Christianity and other views for comparative exam questions

Assessment

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

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

Create a supportive community:

Term 6: Final Revision

Revision of key aspects of the course and focus on exam technique.

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

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

Create a supportive community: