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KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 9 Religion & Philosophy
Term 1Christianity: Religious Beliefs and Teachings    
The nature of God God as omnipotent, loving and just. The Problem of Evil The Oneness of God and the Trinity. Christian beliefs about Creation. The incarnation of Jesus. The Crucifixion, resurrection and ascension. The afterlife, Heaven and Hell. Assessment Focus on Christianity only and structure of exam questions.
Assessment: Series of questions using new GCSE AQA Exam Spec structure and mark scheme to introduce students to the AQA exam techniques going in to Year 10 & Year 11. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Christianity: Religious Practices    
Christianity: Religious Practices Different types of Christian worship and prayer. The Sacraments: Baptism and Holy Communion. Different places of Christian pilgrimage. The significance of Christmas and Easter. The role of the Church. Christian persecution. Christian action against world poverty. Assessment
Assessment: Series of questions using new GCSE AQA Exam Spec structure and mark scheme to ensure students are prepared for the AQA GCSE exam. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Christianity: Relationships and Families    
Relationships and Families Human sexuality. Relationships - before and outside marriage Contraception and family planning.
Assessment: Series of questions using new GCSE AQA Exam Spec structure and mark scheme to ensure students are prepared for the AQA GCSE exam. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Christianity: Relationships and Families   
Marriage, divorce and remarriage. The nature of families in the 21st century. Attitudes towards gender equality. Assessment
Assessment: Series of questions using new GCSE AQA Exam Spec structure and mark scheme to ensure students are prepared for the AQA GCSE exam. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Christianity: Religion and Life    
The origins of the universe. The value of the world. The use and abuse of the planet and environment. Pollution The use and abuse of animals and living things. Assessment.
Assessment: Series of questions using new GCSE AQA Exam Spec structure and mark scheme to ensure students are prepared for the AQA GCSE exam. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Christianity: Religion and Life    
The origins of human life. Religious beliefs about abortion. Religious beliefs about euthanasia. Religious beliefs about death and the afterlife. Assessment Focus on Christianity + one other religions for comparative exam questions.
Assessment: Assessment: Series of questions using new GCSE AQA Exam Spec structure and mark scheme to introduce students to the AQA exam techniques going in to Year 10 & Year 11.Key Words and Terms
 

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