Year 9

2021-2

Key Stage Three Curriculum

In years 7 and 8 Religious Studies students have studied:

  • Beliefs and Concepts: Christianity

  • Beliefs and Concepts: Sikhism

  • Authority : Christianity iv) Authority: Buddhism

  • Authority : Sikhism

  • Expressions of Spirituality: Christianity

  • Expressions of Spirituality: Sikhism

  • Religion and Science: Christianity

  • Global Issues: Christianity

  • Inter-faith dialogue : Christianity

In year 7 and 8 PSHE students have studied:

  • Drugs and alcohol Alcohol and drug misuse and pressures relating to drug use

  • Community and careers Equality of opportunity in careers and life choices, and different types and patterns of work

  • Discrimination Discrimination in all its forms, including racism, religious discrimination, disability, discrimination, sexism, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia

  • Emotional wellbeing Mental health and emotional wellbeing, including body image and coping strategies Identity and relationships Gender identity, sexual orientation, consent, ‘sexting’, and an introduction to contraception

  • Digital literacy Online safety, digital literacy, media reliability, and gambling hooks

  • Transition and safety Transition to secondary school and personal safety in and outside school, including first aid

  • Developing skills and aspirations Careers, teamwork and enterprise skills, and raising aspirations

  • Diversity Diversity, prejudice, and bullying Health and puberty

  • Healthy routines, influences on health, puberty, unwanted contact, and FGM Building relationships

  • Self-worth, romance and friendships (including online) and relationship boundaries Financial decision making Saving, borrowing, budgeting and making financial choices

Autumn Term 1

Health and Wellbeing

  • Mental wellbeing, common types

  • Importance of human connections

  • Physical wellbeing - what is normal?

  • Basic hygiene

  • Puberty

  • First aid; keeping safe and CPR


Autumn Term 2

Ethical Questions

  • Introduction, why should we study B&V?

  • What is a World View?

  • Abortion

  • Euthanasia

  • Medical Ethics

  • Transplant surgery

Spring Term 1

Relationships & Sex Education

  • Family Life

  • What is a healthy relationships

  • Friendships and what is bullying and abuse

  • Consent and pressure

  • Safe sexual practices

  • Contraception

  • Sources of support

Spring Term 2

Hinduism

  • What are the origins of the faith?

  • Who are the key figures and what does the scripture say?

  • How do believers express their religious identity?

  • What are the key practices?

  • How do people worship?

  • What impact does religion have on people’s lives?


Summer Term 2

Safety

  • Abuse and Sexual Exploitation

  • Fake news and cat fishing

  • Internet safety

  • Drugs , county lines and criminal exploitation

  • Alcohol

  • The law

Summer Term 2

Sikhism

  • What are the origins of the faith?

  • Who are the key figures and what does the scripture say?

  • How do believers express their religious identity?

  • What are the key practices?

  • How do people worship?

  • What impact does religion have on people’s lives?

More detail...

Below you shall find the type of questions that we shall be exploring in each unit.

Health and Wellbeing

  • Recognise the early signs of mental wellbeing concerns.

  • Explore the common types of mental ill health (e.g. anxiety, panic attacks and depression).

  • We discuss what is 'normal' - with a view to getting students to explore that there is no normal, we are all different and get them to question if the media needs to portray more realistic variety

  • Identify how human connections can promote mental wellbeing

  • Critically evaluate the positive / negative impact of actions on wellbeing

  • Develop strategies to promote all round wellbeing

  • Pinpoint the link between physical activity and promotion of mental wellbeing, including as an approach to combat stress.

  • Explain what makes a healthy diet

  • Create an information poster explaining the links between a poor diet and health risks, including tooth decay and cancer.

  • Identify what germs are

  • Explain how to keep healthy - with hygiene, balanced diet and good sleep

  • Evaluate the importance of good dental hygiene

  • Identify what puberty is

  • Explain the physical and emotional changes that happen as a result of puberty

  • Evaluate how we can promote good menstrual health

  • Questions and support for period poverty

  • Identify how you can keep yourself self safe

  • Explain how to deal with cuts, burns, choking and grazes

  • Discuss how to administer CPR and use defibrillators

  • Questions and further information on first aid

  • Sources of information and support

Ethical Questions

  • What is Beliefs and Values?

  • Why study Beliefs and Values?

  • What are the rules for classroom discussions?

  • What are ethical questions?

  • What is a worldview?

  • What is the difference between world and religious view?

  • What is spirituality?

  • What is culture?

  • What is the sanctity of life?

  • When and why should we protect life?

  • What different views are there about abortion?

  • What is euthanasia?

  • When might euthanasia be acceptable?

  • Is euthanasia the most loving thing?

  • What is bereavement counselling?

  • How should money for medicine be best spent?

  • Should we engage in stem cell research and blood and organ donation?

  • What are the facts about blood, organ and stem cell donation?

  • Where can you access information and support?

Relationships and Sex Education

  • Identify what is a family

  • Differentiate between different types of committed, stable relationships

  • Evaluate the extent to which the world is now free to love who they want (Reference arranged marriage - to develop next lesson - and the history of LGBT)

  • Determine whether other children, adults or sources of information are trustworthy

  • Identify what is an unsafe relationship (and to recognise this in others’ relationships);

  • Identify how to seek help or advice, including reporting concerns about others, if needed.

  • List the characteristics of positive and healthy friendships

  • Plan strategies to manage conflict, reconciliation and ending relationships.

  • Create a plan of practical steps to be used in a range of different contexts to improve or support respectful relationships.

  • Information on how to report unhealthy relationships and how and where to get help.

  • Identify the positive aspects of healthy one-to-one intimate relationships

  • Explore the implications of what is consent and what is pressure

  • Develop strategies to resist pressure and ensure you have control over when you want to enjoy intimacy

  • How to get further advice, including how and where to access confidential sexual and reproductive health advice and treatment.

  • Clarify the law when it comes to sex

  • Explain how the different sexually transmitted infections

  • Evaluate how far medicine has come in developing effective treatments

  • How to get further advice, including how and where to access confidential sexual and reproductive health advice and treatment.

  • Explain the different contraception choices

  • How to get further advice, including how and where to access confidential sexual and reproductive health advice and treatment

Hinduism

  • Who is the founder?

  • When, Where was the religion founded?

  • What were the key revelation events?

  • Who are the God/Gods?

  • Who are the key faith leaders?

  • Is there a central figure in the scripture?

  • What is the name of the Holy Book/Books?

  • What are the key messages of the texts?

  • How do believers express their religious identity?

  • What are the key practices? Initiation, rites of passage, death

  • What are the key artifacts of the faith?

  • Are there any symbols/language linked to identify?

  • How do people worship?

  • What is the place of worship called?

  • Key practice within the place of worship?

  • What are the key festivals?

  • What impact does religion have on people’s lives?

  • Revelations, miracles, interaction with the divine?

  • Conversion

  • Actions in the community

Our Safety

  • Defining sexual exploitation

  • Explain what abuse looks like

  • Try to identify why some people do not recognise abuse and/or coercion

  • Identify how to seek help or advice, including reporting concerns about others, if needed.

  • Differentiate between the online world and the physical world, including

  • Explain the impact of unhealthy or obsessive comparison with others online Evaluate how far the internet creates unrealistic expectations for body image

  • Define ‘fake news’

  • Explain what cat phishing is and why an over-reliance on online relationships including social media isn't always healthy

  • Create an information poster explaining how to keep safe online

  • Recap what you know about online safety

  • Evaluate the pros and cons of life online

  • Draw up a list of online rights, responsibilities and opportunities

  • Identify the facts about legal and illegal drugs

  • Explain the effects of different drugs and alcohol in high consumption and later on in life

  • Predict the implications of drug and alcohol misuse and its link to criminal exploitation

  • Identify laws concerning; marriage, consent, sending nudes

  • Explain the laws in place to prevent violence against women and girls, including FGM

  • Evaluate how far the law goes far enough to protect people from exploitation (online, hate crime, criminal and sexual exploitation)


Sikhism

  • What are the origins of the faith?

  • Who is the founder?

  • When, Where was the religion founded?

  • What were the key revelation events?

  • Who are the God/Gods?

  • Who are the key figures and what does the scripture say?

  • Who are the key faith leaders?

  • Is there a central figure in the scripture?

  • What is the name of the Holy Book/Books?

  • What are the key messages of the texts?

  • How do believers express their religious identity?

  • What are the key practices? Initiation, rites of passage, death

  • What are the key artifacts of th\e faith?

  • Are there any symbols/language linked to identify?

  • How do people worship?

  • What is the place of worship called?

  • Key practice within the place of worship?

  • What are the key festivals?

  • What impact does religion have on people’s lives?

  • Revelations, miracles, interaction with the divine?

  • Conversion

  • Actions in the community