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KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 9 Religion & Philosophy
Term 1An Introduction to GCSE AQA - Christianity Beliefs   
Students will begin the GCSE course at the start of year 9. Topics to be studied this term will be; God as omnipotent, loving and just The oneness of God and the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Christian beliefs about creation including the role of Word and Spirit: (John 1:1-3 and Genesis 1:1-3)
Assessment: Students will be tested on their knowledge of all of the key concepts needed for the unit.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2GCSE: Christianity Beliefs Part 2   
Beliefs about the afterlife and their importance: Resurrection and life after death Judgement, heaven and hell. Jesus Christ and salvation The incarnation and Jesus as the Son of God The crucifixion, resurrection and ascension Sin and the means of salvation, including law, grace and Spirit The role of Christ in salvation including the idea of atonement.
Assessment: Students will be tested on question 5Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3GCSE: Christianity Beliefs Part 3   
The incarnation and Jesus as the Son of God The crucifixion, resurrection and ascension Sin and the means of salvation, including law, grace and Spirit The role of Christ in salvation including the idea of atonement.
Assessment: Students will be tested on question 1-4Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Theme A: Relationships and Families Part 1   
Sex, marriage and divorce Human sexuality including heterosexual and homosexual relationships Sexual relationships before and outside of marriage Contraception and family planning. The nature and purpose of marriage Same-sex marriage and cohabitation Divorce, including reasons for divorce, and remarrying.
Assessment: Students will be tested on their knowledge of all of the key concepts needed for the unit Q3 & 4Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Theme A: Relationships and Families Part 2   
Religious teachings, beliefs and attitudes about the nature of families, the role of parents Extended families and the nuclear family. Religious teachings, beliefs and attitudes about the purpose of families Procreation Stability and the protection of children Educating children in a faith. Religious teachings, beliefs and attitudes about contemporary family issues including same-sex Parents and polygamy.
Assessment: End of year mock examination (Christian Beliefs)Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Theme A: Relationships and Families Part 3   
The roles of men and women Gender equality Gender prejudice and discrimination, including examples.
Assessment: Students will answer the knowledge based questionsKey Words and Terms
 

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