CONTACT

Simon Bishop (Headteacher)
Woodeaton Manor School,
Woodeaton,
Oxfordshire,
OX3 9TS

Tel: 01865 558722

Parents & Carers Meetings

On the 2nd Monday of every half term parents and carers are invited to attend a session covering a range of topics.
Meetings usually start at 7pm with refreshments provided.

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Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

In Religious Studies at Woodeaton we try to develop the pupil’s awareness of the religious, spiritual, social, moral and cultural dimension of everyday human experiences. There are lots of opportunities for whole class discussions where pupils are encouraged to think, discuss, challenge, question and reflect on a wide range of contemporary moral issues.  Pupils will learn about God, but also about authority, methods of worship, beliefs, values and truths and how each of these things affect the ways people behave in everyday life. In learning about these, pupils will also be able to make connections to other areas of the curriculum such as Music, History Literature, Art and Citizenship.

 

Key Stage 3

Term

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

1

An overview of Christianity

Hinduism & Other Religions

Science & Religion

2

An overview of Judaism

Religious Practices

Science & Religion

3

An overview of

Islam

Religious Practices

Ethical issues surrounding Religion

4

An overview of Sikhism

Religious Figures

Ethical issues surrounding Religion

5

An overview of Buddhism

Religious Figures

Religious Tolerance

6

Debating contentious Religious Issues

Debating contentious Religious Issues

Debating contentious Religious Issues

 

Our KS3 RPE curriculum takes influence from the government’s non-statutory guidance from 2010.

Religious studies in Key Stage 3 starts out with giving all pupils an overview of five major world religions in year 7. This is to give all our pupils, from any background, a basic knowledge to take forward into future topics. Year 8 builds on this knowledge, looking at the similarities and differences between religions. By year 9, Pupils begin to engage with more philosophical and ethical issues around religion and religious practices.

RPE is taught in a variety of different ways. These lessons, whether 30 or 60 minute, can be activity-led or discussion-led. Activity led lessons will have a clear aim for pupils to achieve, while discussion-led lessons give pupils control of their learning and what they hope to gain out of these sessions in a supported, teacher-led environment. The sessions are also cross-curricular and link with other subjects such as History, Science and English.

KS3 Religious studies intends to prepare pupils for further learning and development of RPE in Key Stage 4.

 

Key Stage 4

In Years 10 and 11, pupils follow a Humanities course designed by the Welsh exam board to expand and develop their knowledge and understanding of different religions. The course, (a one hour lesson per week) builds upon the Religious Education that the children have received in Key Stage 3. The points that the students accrue when studying R.E can be combined with points from courses in History and Geography, in order to achieve an Award, Certificate or Diploma in Entry Pathways Humanities.

Course Content

Term

Year 10

Year 11

1

Places of Worship

Persecution of people

2

Religious Festivals

Persecution of people

3

Religious Initiation Rites

Famous Followers of Religion

4

Religious Marriage Services

Famous Followers of Religion

5

Religious Charities

Religious and Moral arguments about contentious issues

6

Religious Charities

 

(NB. The teaching order may change according to the group)

Pupils are continually assessed by their teacher using a combination of the following:

  • Information from observing, listening to and talking with pupils in lessons
  • Written work in their exercise books
  • Written assessments
  • Past exam papers


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