Sir William Robertson Academy’s Religious Studies department follows guidelines given by the Lincolnshire RE syllabus. This is a locally agreed syllabus which takes into account the demographic of the area and the needs of pupils.
The syllabus includes;
A focus on four core concepts: Celebration, Religious Beliefs and Lifestyle, Authority, The Sacred, with ultimate questions woven into the syllabus as a whole.
Two attainment targets for RE: learning about religion and exploring human experience, and Learning from religion and responding to human experience.
In Year 7 pupils learn about the Western religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, alongside a Citizenship module about Britishness and multiculturalism.
In Year 8 pupils move on to learn about the Eastern religions of Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism, alongside a Citizenship module about finance and money management.
Pupils in Year 9 start modules that will count towards their RS GCSE which they take in year 10. All pupils will complete the AQA B Religious Studies GCSE (Christianity & Buddhism and themes) in 2018.
Religious Studies is a compulsory core subject, all pupils in Year 10 complete the course. The course has been hugely successful, in 2016 15% of pupils gained an A*/A and almost 70% of pupils gained an A*- C grade. The GCSE Religious Studies syllabus is wide and varied. Students study the beliefs, teachings and practices of Buddhists and Christians alongside ethical topics such as relationships/families and peace/conflict. The course commences in Year 9 and continues into Year 10. The course is 100% examination based and this is taken in the summer term of Year 10. Over the course students will study beliefs/teaching and practices of Christianity & Buddhism (component 1) and ethical and philosophical themes (component 2) such as gender, equality, origins of the universe, peace and conflict.
2017-18 Curriculum Plan
Please click here to see the Curriculum Plan for 2017-18.
Here are some photographs of a Year 8 visit to a Hindu and Sikh Temple in Leicester.