Year 9 — Religion & Philosophy

Term 1: Crime and Punishment Part 1

In this unit students will explore the topics of crime and punishment with reference to Muslim and Christian attitudes towards lawbreakers and different types of crime. Students will learn about religious beliefs about forgiveness, the death penalty and the treatment and punishment of criminals

Series of questions using GCSE AQA Exam specification structure and mark scheme to introduce students to the AQA exam techniques going in to Year 10 & Year 11.

Crime

An offence which is punishable by law, for example stealing, murder

Evil

The oposite of good.

Punishment

Something legally done to somebody as a result of being found guilty of breaking the law.

Poverty

Being without money, food or other basic needs of life.

Mental illness.

A mental condition that affects a person's feelings, emotions or moods.

Upbringing.

Atreatment and instruction received by a child from it's parents throughout its childhood.

Hate

A negative feeling or reaction.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

Create a supportive community:

Term 2: Crime and Punishment- Going Deeper

Crime and Punishment: Going Deeper

In this unit students will explore the topics of crime and punishment with reference to Muslim and Christian attitudes towards lawbreakers and different types of crime. Students will learn about religious beliefs about reasons why people commit crimes; and the treatment and punishment of criminals.

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

Greed

Wanting to possess wealth, goods, or items of value which are not needed.

Addiction

Physical or mental dependency on a substance or activity which is very difficult to overcome.

Hate crimes.

Crimes, often including violence that are usually targeted as a person because of their race, religion, sexuality, disability or gender.

Upbringing.

A treatment and instruction recieved by a child from its parents throughout its childhood.

Punishment.

Something legally done to somebody as a result of being found guilty of breaking the law.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

Create a supportive community:

Term 3: Crime and Punishment - Case Studies/Mini Project/Capital punishment.

In this unit students will explore the topics of crime and punishment with reference to Muslim and Christian attitudes towards different types of crime. Students investigate different 'real case studies', the death penalty and the treatment and punishment of criminals.

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

Prison

A secure building where offenders are kept for a period of time set by a judge.

Corporal punishment

Punishment of an offender by causing them physical pain - now illegal in the UK.

Forgiveness.

Showing mercy, and pardoning someone for what they have done wrong.

Retribution.

An aim of punishment- to get your own back.

Deterrence.

An aim of punishment-to put people off committing crimes.

Reformation.

An aim of punishment - to change someone's behaviour for the better.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

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Term 4: Christianity: Relationships and Families

In this unit, learners will explore the following:

Marriage, divorce and remarriage.

The nature of families in the 21st century.

Attitudes towards gender equality.

Assessment.

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

Annulment.

When a marriage is cancelled (Roman Catholic).

Cohabitation

When a couple live together without being married.

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

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Create a supportive community:

Term 6: Christianity: Religion and Life

The origins of human life.

Religious beliefs about abortion.

Religious beliefs about euthanasia.

Religious beliefs about death and the afterlife.

Assessment

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

Evolution

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

Abortion

When a pregnancy is terminated.

Conception

The point at which the sperm fertilises the egg.

Euthanasia

Mercy killing.

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.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

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Create a supportive community:

Term 5 : New title

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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: