Year 9

Topics Covered

God Who?

Students will be investigating the arguments people use to prove or disprove God’s existence. Focussing on William Paley and the design argument. St Thomas Aquinas and the first cause argument, and finally Ludwig Feuerbach’s argument.

What does it mean to be a Christian?

Students will study the outline of Christianity including key beliefs and practices such as the Trinity, festivals, parables and the Bible.

Term 2

What does it mean to be a Muslim?

A study of the key beliefs and practices of Muslims including the

Is religion dangerous?

Students will be investigating different events which have been caused by religious groups or organisations.

Term 3

Crime and Punishment

An introduction to GCSE RE.  Students investigate the morality behind different crimes and forms of punishment. Students will also consider the Christian and Muslim responses to crime and punishment.

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.


Students follow the AQA syllabus