Summer 1

Students will continue topic 1 on the new religion Christianity which they started in Spring 2. They will continue to piece together the life of Jesus from his birth right through to his ascension. Through this they will be able to have an in depth insight into the life of Jesus and how Christianity spread. Students will be able to draw upon knowledge from Year 7 and Year 8.

How parents can get involved:

Ask your child the following questions:

  • What do Muslims and Jews believe about Jesus?
  • Why is it important to understand the life of Jesus for Christians?

Spring 2

Christian Beliefs

Students will begin their new religion, Christianity. Students will begin studying Unit 1: Christian Beliefs. This unit will look at key Christian beliefs about the Trinity, Nicene Creed, Salvation, reconciliation, and atonement. This will be linked alongside some of the key teachings and events in the life of Jesus. 

How parents can get involved:

  • Ask your child about how beliefs about salvation, reconciliation and atonement are similar in Islam
  • Ask your child how Christian beliefs are shown through the life of Jesus e.g. Jesus was baptised and through this they can be saved from their sins and this shows salvation. 

Spring 1

Crime and Punishment in Islam

This term, pupils will study Crime and Punishment in Islam and Peace and Conflict in Islam, which relates to Area of Study 2. Pupils will study Muslim attitudes towards justice and crime, as well as pacificism, Just War theory and Holy War.

Autumn 2

Islam: Muslim Practices

In this unit, pupils will begin to learn about Muslim practices. They will look at the Five Pillars of Islam in particular, Shahadah, Salah, Zakat, Sawn and Hajj and why these are important to Muslims. Students will be able to apply their own understanding of the Five Pillars taught in KS3 and use prior knowledge to gain more depth and detail. They will be able to use this knowledge to then apply to GCSE exam style questions. 

Autumn 1

Islam: Muslim Beliefs

In this unit, pupils will begin to learn about Muslim Beliefs. This will include the foundations of faith for Muslims such as the six beliefs of Sunni Islam, Prophethood, Angels, Holy Books as well as others. Students will also briefly touch upon Shia beliefs also. This will allow students to gain a wide understanding of the importance of beliefs before moving onto the next unit which ties in perfectly with Muslim practices.