PROGRAMMES OF STUDY KEY STAGE 4

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PROGRAMMES OF STUDY KEY STAGE 4 - One Education

Which religions?• Teaching at Key Stage 4 should draw upon Christianity and at least one other religion in depth• This requires that Christianity and one other chosen religion should be taught in each unit• The second religion studied at depth should preferably be one which allows pupils to considercontrasting points of view• In some or all units a third religion or ethical tradition should be chosen for study. This neednot necessarily be the same religion in each unit. In choosing a third religion for a unit theteacher is advised to take note of:oothe faith background of students in the individual schoolthe contribution it will make to the unit being studied• Throughout the Key Stage, teaching should refer to, and reinforce, previous learning and,where appropriate, make reference to the teaching and practices of other religions, especiallythose represented in the school-Agreed Syllabus and GCSE coursesAny student who follows a GCSE full or short course in religious studies, which includes a study ofChristianity and one other religion, shall be deemed to have met the requirements of the AgreedSyllabus.Key Stage 4 core and optional unitsDuring Key Stage 4 students are expected to study five units of work, comprising the two core unitsand three optional units, each with a suggested time of 12 hours.Section I;Asking Questions, Seeking AnswersCore unitOptional units:The Search for Meaning1. Matters of life and death2. Religion and science3. HumanismSection 2:MoralityCore unitOptional units:Making moral decisions1. Medical ethics and related issues2. Relationships and related issues3. Work, leisure and poverty4. War and peace5. The natural world3.164

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