Religious Education

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Through the study of Religious Education and learning about diversity, people are better able to understand the world in which we live.
The study of Religious Education at Magna Academy focuses on the wide range of world religions and studies in particular, the importance of morality in modern society. In addition, our students will learn how to analyse information, interpret it and evaluate its value when examining other cultures.
They will gain knowledge and understanding about the past and will therefore be better placed to make sense of the world around them.

What will I learn?

In Years 7 and 8 students will follow a broad and varied RE curriculum.
Year 7 Year 8
Justice and Forgiveness The Role of the Conscience
Authority and The Bible Media and Social Responsibility
The Khalsa Hindu Puja
The Journey of Life Design Arguments
The Afterlife Conflict
Religious Diversity Discrimination

What is the expectation of homework?

All homework will be set in project form at the beginning of each unit. This will give ample opportunity for students to complete their homework and seek support if they are struggling with it.
The homework will involve reading and notetaking in order to prepare the learners for the topic they are studying. The content will extend their contextual knowledge and lay the foundations for solid mastery of the basic knowledge needed in order to explain ideas and concepts covered in the unit.

What support and guidance will I be given?

The Humanities Team team will teach the skills needed to be successful and will provide ample opportunity for the students to practice and hone their exam skills. In addition, students can speak with their teacher during break, lunchtimes or after school should they require additional guidance.

How will I be assessed?

Although there are no formal examinations in Religious Education, year 7 and 8 students will complete a short 30 minutes assessment or essay at the end of each topic.

What equipment do I need to be successful?

We expect all of the learners at Magna to attend their lessons with the correct equipment so that their learning is not affected. All learners should have pens, pencils, a ruler, a rubber, a protractor, a pair of compasses and a scientific calculator (preferably Casio fx-85GT Plus). In addition to this, a small pocket dictionary would be very useful as would access to a quality daily newspaper.

What other opportunities exist outside of class?

At Magna Academy we provide an environment for learners to develop their skills outside their Religious Education lessons. There will be opportunities during tutor time to reflect upon issues covered in assemblies. Cross-curricular links within the departments and trips and visits also complement the learning in the classroom.