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KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 9 Religion & Philosophy
Term 1Christianity and Medical Ethics   
This unit examines the question of whether life is sacred and should be preserved at all costs. Students will examine a range of moral issues such as abortion and embryo research and consider a range of religious responses and their own.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Christianity and Medical Ethics continued   
This unit examines the question of whether life is sacred and should be preserved at all costs. Students will examine a range of moral issues such as abortion and embryo research and consider a range of religious responses and their own.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3The Holocaust   
We explore the causes of anti-Jewish prejudice and of prejudice itself, the effects of the events of the Holocaust on Jewish people and others and what our responses might be.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4The Holocaust continued   
We examine what it means to be a bystander, an upstander and a resistor. We look at the way that Judaism has responded to the events of the Shoah.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Religion in the 21st Century   
This unit examine the ever changing role that religion plays for both individual believers and for British society as a whole. We examine religious conflicts, cults, Scientology, the Illuminati and analyse whether or not religion should be exempt from the law.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Religion in the 21st Century continued   
We continue our consideration of 21st Century religion with a look at fundamentalism and extremism, the place of new religious movements in society and Paganism.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 

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