R.E. Key Stage 3

Religious Education Key Stage 3

Welcome to the humanities department; at Stretford High, we deliver a combined Humanities programme consisting of Geography, History and Religious studies. Our aim is to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world in which we live.

Students have two forty-five minute lessons each week as part of their Humanities curriculum. Links between the three subjects are identified and embraced in the amalgamated humanities programme of study. All programmes meet the requirements of the national curriculum.

Year 7 curriculum overviewThemes Unit content
September - NovemberHinduismWhat are the things which define a civilisation?
"What are the origins of the universe?
Destruction is a necessary evil?
Is Hinduism a polytheistic religion?
Scripture - exploration of Sanskrit.
Does bad karma turn you into fly or a pig?
Is the caste system a bad thing?
Is enlightenment the ultimate goal for Hindus?
November - MarchBuddhismFrom Prince to Holy man.
Suffering and the middle way.
The four noble truths.
The eightfold path.
The five precepts.
Meditation.
Enlightenment.
Mahayana and Theravada.
Buddhist monks.
The three universal truths.
Reincarnation and karma.
Buddhists sects.
Is it a Buddhist responsibility to look after the world?
March - JulySikhismWhy did Sikhism begin?
The importance of Guru Nanak.
The successive Gurus.
The Guru Granth Sahib.
The Gurdwara.
The Khalsa.
Khalsa aid.
The Golden Temple.
Year 8 curriculum overviewThemesUnit Content
September - NovemberJudaism
Trust - How far would you go? Abraham and the Covenant.
Moses - the 10 Commandments and 613 mitzvot.
Denominations - beliefs and practices.
Place of worship.
The Passover/Pesach.
The Sabbath.
Saving Life - Pikuach Nefesht.
Holocaust - How has Jewish faith in God been tested?
Healing the world.
November - MarchChristianityAn Introduction to Christianity.
Who was Jesus?
The teachings of Jesus.
Can Jesus' miracles be explained by science?
Was Jesus really born in a stable?
The court case (Crucifixion.)
Was the resurrection real?
How do you show true faith?
Does Charity being at home?
Is Pilgrimage necessary?
Is Christianity divided?
Evangelism.
Do Christians have a responsibility to end world poverty?
What do Christians believe about the afterlife?
March - JulyMoral IssuesWhat is a moral dilemma?
What are the ethical implications of infertility treatment?
Is it God's choice?
Is it God's choice? Debate.
Is our life planned out for us?
Is capital punishment religiously ok?
Year 9 curriculum overviewThemesUnit content
September - NovemberIslam

In the beginning
Prophet Adam
Prophet Ibrahim
Prophet Muhammad
What impact does Prophet Muhammad have on Muslims today?
Life after death
The Sunni Shia split
Angels
Who is God?
Why are there different ideas about God?
Can we know God?
Did God create the world?
Can there only be one truth?
How do we know God exists?
Does evil prove that God doesn't exist?
Are miracles real?
Science vs God
What happens when we die?
Why aren't all our prayers answered?
Religious people who have made an impact?
November - MarchWho is God?Who is God?
Why are there different ideas about God?
Can we know God?
Did God create the world?
Can there only be one truth?
How do we know God exists?
Does evil prove that God doesn't exist?
Are miracles real?
Science vs God.
What happens when we die?
Why aren't all our prayers answered?
Religious people who have made an impact?
March - JulyNew age religionScientology.
Jedi Order.
Rastafari.
Online services.
Mormon - Wigan temple.
Rajneesh movement.
The Amish