Year 8

Topics Covered

The Island

This topic is an introduction to World religions. You will investigate the beliefs that are held around the world.

Homework Design your own island with rules, beliefs etc.

I’ve got the power!

Explores why there is evil and suffering in our world and what people’s responses are to it.

Homework Independent research project on local heroes.

Do you want that in writing?

A study of the world religions and their holy books.

Homework Independent learning project design your own religious building

Why is food so special in festivals?

In Food and Festivals we investigate the celebrations and practices of religious people by investigating their meaning and purpose.

Homework Design your own festival.

Why are some journeys special?

In this unit we research pilgrimages in the major religions.

Homework  Create a lonely planet guide to somewhere special.

Man in the mirror…

Religion and art theme of competition. Students take part in a national RE and Art competition.

Assessment Information

The students will be assessed on their  RE skills learning about a religion and learning from a religion at different points during the year. Each unit has at least one formal assessment as well as on-going assessment within lessons.