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Religion and Philosophy

Subject intent

We want our philosophers to know and understand key religious beliefs and practices from some of the world religions. We want them to be able to understand and evaluate the impact belief has on people’s actions in both their religious practices and interactions with others. We want them to be able to listen to others, take on differing viewpoints, be able to articulate arguments and form justified conclusions.

Brief overview of thinking behind KS3 cumulation and progression of knowledge

Our RP curriculum’s sequencing introduces students to several different religious and non religious beliefs and/or practices, progressively building on knowledge so students can develop their understanding and ability to evaluate and make informed judgements.

Link to KS4 specification

GCSE Religious Studies | Eduqas

GCSE Specification Template (eduqas.co.uk)

Curriculum plan

 Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4Term 5Term 6
Year 11Christian PracticesIslamic PracticesRelationshipsLife and DeathRevisionFinal exams
Year 10Good and EvilChristian BeliefsIslamic BeliefsHuman Rights
Year 9Changemakers: activismChristian BeliefsIslamic BeliefsWhat happens when we disagree? PersecutionWhat happens when we # disagree?


Year 8Evil and SufferingChristian PracticesIslamic PracticesThe AfterlifeMeet the Philosophers- Introduction to Western Philosophy
Year 7Stories of the prophetsWho is Jesus?Who is Muhammad?Who are the Gurus?Who is the Buddha?