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KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 11 Religion & Philosophy
Term 1Religion and Life   
In this unit students will explore a range of moral issues and religious attitudes towards them, such as abortion, euthanasia, animal rights the origins of the universe and the use and abuse of the environment.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Muslim Practices  
In this unit students will examine key practices of Islam such as the Five Pillars, Muslim festivals, and greater and lesser jihad.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Religion, Peace and Conflict   
Students will consider violence, weapons of mass destruction and pacifism in this unit. They will look at religion, violence, terrorism and war and think about the meaning and significance of peace, justice, forgiveness, reconciliation, violence (including violent protest), terrorism, reasons for war including greed, self defence and retaliation, the just war theory including criteria for a just war, a Holy war and pacifism.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Revision
Students will revise: Christian Beliefs Christian Practices Muslim Beliefs Muslim Practices Relationships and Families Crime and Punishment Peace and Conflict Religion and Life In preparation for their GCSE exams they will be assessed regularly.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Revision
The role of the church in the local and worldwide community; the role of the Church in the local community, including food banks and street pastors; the place of mission, evangelism and Church growth. The importance of the worldwide Church including working for reconciliation; how Christian churches respond to persecution; the work of one of the following: Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD), Christian Aid, Tearfund. 3.1.1.3 Practices Worship and festival; The nature, use and importance of Buddhist places of worship including temples, shrines, monasteries (viharas), halls for meditation or learning (gompas) and their key features including Buddha rupa, artefacts and offerings. Puja, the significance and role of puja/devotional ritual Meditation, the different aims, significance and methods of meditation: Samatha (concentration and tranquillity) including mindfulness of breathing Vipassana (insight) including zazen the visualisation of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 

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