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Cultural Studies

 

Autumn Term 1:

Your child will be studying and focusing on:

  • How we can keep the peace and develop good relationships
  • Explanations of suffering
  • How we can help those that are suffering

Autumn Term 2:

Your child will be studying and focusing on:

  • Forgiveness and whether this is possible in all situations
  • The Just War Theory
  • Examples of non-violent protest and what it achieved

Spring Term 1:

Your child will be studying and focusing on:

  • Religious teachings about the sanctity of life
  • The role the conscience plays in making life and death choices
  • Some ways that are used to support people making difficult decisions
  • Religious practices and teachings about abortion
  • Rights and choices concerning euthanasia
  • Ethical issues surrounding in vitro fertilisation

Spring Term 2:

Your child will be studying and focusing on:

  • How faith is expressed through actions-the work of religious charities and organisations
  • How faith is expressed through what people wear
  • Symbols in places of worship
  • Pilgrimage
  • How faith is expressed through sharing faith with others

Summer Term 1:

Your child will be studying and focusing on:

  • Religious teachings and practices about human rights
  • The impact of authority on religion and society
  • Religious teachings about duty
  • The purpose of punishment and religious beliefs about capital punishment
  • The role of sacred texts in individuals’ lives
  • Possible conflicts between personal beliefs, sources of religious authority and the law

Summer Term 2:

Your child will be studying and focusing on:

  • Revision from the Year 9 and 10 curriculum in preparation for examinations

Cultural Studies useful websites:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/rs/
http://www.rsrevision.com
http://revisionworld.co.uk/gcse-revision/rs-religious-studies
http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/religious-education/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/religion/christianity/christmas.shtml

Cultural Studies important dates:

  • Homework will be issued weekly and will be written in the student planners.
  • Revision for end of module assessment tests. Students will be notified in advance.
  • Revision classes in April/May 2014 to prepare for the final exams. Students to be notified of exact dates in advance and written in their planners.

Contact the Cultural Studies Department

Phone: 01202774600
Email: dcollins@leaf.bournemouth.sch.uk