Quarrydale Departments

Morals and Ethics

 
Staff Members

 

Head of Department M Darrington
Teachers

J Hoppe

A Shevlin

 
What will the subject enable me to do?

 

Morals and Ethics enables students to consider and respond to a range of important questions related to their own spiritual development, the development of values and attitudes and fundamental questions concerning the meaning and purpose of life. It helps promote pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepares our students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of the present and the future helping to overcome prejudices and negative stereotypes. If people have a better understanding of other faiths, they are less likely to be dismissive of issues that do not concern them directly. Better still, it promotes integration and a stronger sense of community.

Key Stage 3

 

Year 7

Unit
Skills
Assessment

Belief and World Religions

Students will examine the ways in which religious beliefs, practices, language and traditions influence  individuals, communities, societies and cultures.

Formal Test

Code breaking

Students will analyse the ways in which stories and symbols are used to express religious beliefs.

Formal Test

Festivals

Students gain knowledge and understanding of how religious festivals help teach principles and ethics to each subsequent generation, bringing the message of shared values, tolerance and understanding.

Formal Test

 

Year 8

Unit
Skills
Assessment

Prejudice

Students will explore key teachings from religious traditions about prejudice and racism and how these are challenged.

Formal Test

War, Peace, Justice

Students will examine the ways in which religions express and act on their beliefs about war, peace and justice.

Formal Test

Evil and Suffering

Students will examine the ways in which religions express beliefs about the nature of evil and suffering in the world.

Formal Test

 

Homework and support

Homework will be set via E-Praise and will be varied to include spelling tests, knowledge tests and other relevant material. Along with revision this will help students prepare for their end of unit tests.

 
Key Stage 4

Students will study Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies.

Unit
Content
Assessment

Area of Study 1

Students study Christianity though the topics of :

 

  • Christian Beliefs
  • Marriage and the Family
  • Living the Christian Life
  • Matters of Life and Death.

50 %

 

1.45 Hour Exam

Area of Study 2

Students will study Islam through the topics of::

 

  • Muslim Beliefs
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Living the Muslim Life
  • Peace and Conflict

50 %

 

1.45 Hour Exam

 

Homework and support

Homework will be set via E-Praise and will comprise of revision and exam questions. Students will be given a formal assessment at the end of each sub-topic.

 

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