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World Views

‘Building powerful knowledge to grow confident & creative global citizens.’

Students study World Views as it is vital in a modern community to understand and appreciate the values and beliefs that diverse cultures across the globe have.  In modern Britain, education, medicine, the state of the local and global community is, has been and will continue to be shaped by religion.  World Views allow students to become informed global citizens as the subject gives context and the history to nations and practices. This includes that of culture and tradition, beliefs and practices within race, norms and values. We explore the concepts of right and wrong (through study of war and peace), relationships (through community and conflict) as well as spheres of influence and behaviour.  Having a sound knowledge of religion, beliefs and ethics enables students to understand themselves, their surroundings and society.  Students gain the cultural capital and develop religious literacy to articulate themselves in contemporary British society, to justify, to debate and to give precedence to argument. Students explore the difference between culture, religion and race. Additionally, this knowledge forms the foundation for making informed decisions and judgements and to enable students to participate in international ethical debate and issues within society today. This includes challenging perceived normal, stereotyping, fake news, tabloid headlines and biased reporting. Language for learning is embedded within study and is prioritised.  World Views at Lincoln Academy is structured in a way that enables students to interact with, challenge, question, appreciate and understand the role of belief in society today.

Year 7

Module 1

  • An introduction to the religious landscape of the UK (local and global)
  • How religious is the UK?
  • Who are the ‘nones’?
  • An introduction to atheism, humanism and agnosticism
  • What shapes our belief and identity?

Module 2 – 3

  • What is Judaism and how did it begin?
  • What do Jews believe about the Messiah?
  • How should I live if God is dead?
  • What laws do Jews live by and what do they believe about these laws? Inc Kosher
  • Is animal life as important as peoples?
  • Why have Jews been persecuted?
  • If God is Omni… how does this present difficulties when considering issues like the holocaust?
  • The value of human life – Jewish law versus British law?
  • Jewish Identity making and keeping ancient tradition alive – How does this compare to Lincolnshire (rituals/celebration/festivals)
  • Why is there conflict in the Holy land?
  • How have Jews tried to create their own state? (Zionism)

Module 4 – 6

  • 2.2 billion people follow Christianity – but where did it come from?
  • Is Britain a Christian Country?
  • How diverse is Christianity? (denominations, Qakers, Amish, Salvation Army)
  • Sources of authority - Is the bible relevant today? (media and atheist advertising Charles Darwin)
  • Did the universe have a beginning? What do Christianity and Judaism say?
  • Are Science and Religion competing?
  • Will the universe have an end?
  • Slavery and the crusades.
  • Should women lead the Church?
  • Why do some people think religion is sexist?
  • Why does God allow evil and suffering?

Year 8 (2020 cohort)

  • Where did Islam come from?
  • How has it spread?
  • Islamic sources of authority and practice.
  • Conflict, terrorism and the media.
  • An eastern comparison.
  • Is Buddhism a religion?
  • How does Buddhism compare to non-religious worldviews?

Year 8 (2019 cohort)

Module 1 – 2

  • Festivals, celebration and religion

Module 3 – 4

  • Rites of passage

Module 5 – 6

  • Pilgrimage

Year 9

Module 1 – 2

  • Christian beliefs

Module 3 – 5

  • Christian practices

Module 6

  • Islamic beliefs

Year 10

                Specification title: AQA Religious Studies

                                 Islamic practices

                                 Religion, relationships and families

                                 Religion and life

                                

Specification Link: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/religious-studies/gcse/religious-studies-a-8062

 

Year 11

Specification title: AQA Religious Studies

Religion, crime and punishment

                Religion, peace and conflict

Specification Link: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/religious-studies/gcse/religious-studies-a-8062