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23/07/21

Girls turn https://t.co/ahXlnNIu1L

23/07/21

Students getting ready for the year 10 200m race. HAO sports day https://t.co/FKn8J5dO3h

21/07/21

Year 12 and 10 attending the Spirituality Conference today https://t.co/yRVkZZNNji

19/07/21

Year 7 students have created some fantastic Islamic inspired art prints https://t.co/ihViBLAyXT

19/07/21

Some of our Year 8 students completed their watercolour lesson in the sunshine. They produced some fantastic work! https://t.co/z5xi3dfphK

19/07/21

Including an 'in action' video! https://t.co/tPqHoloqHm

19/07/21

Year 8s learned about forces and propulsion in their recent workshop, creating cars powered by balloons! Check out some of these awesome designs! https://t.co/DhGjlIu5aT

14/07/21

Year 10 started their virtual work experience this morning with Everyone is working hard

13/07/21

Year 10 engaging with Holocaust Memorial day and exploring the discrimination and atrocities https://t.co/2eHp55OHTf

13/07/21

We're pleased to see another team have escaped! https://t.co/NW2RMcBEGV

13/07/21

I 'wonder' which Year 7 will win our reading bingo today? https://t.co/sWYvDF9gMI

13/07/21

More 'escape' room antics and team building from 'The Big Picture' Day https://t.co/Yklln0IdqA

13/07/21

A great start to our ‘The Big Picture’ Day! So far we have had interactive timelines with Year 10. Year 9 trying to ‘escape’ the ranch from ‘Of Mice and Men’ and Year 7 completing team building. There’s more fun to come! https://t.co/iALk9wwBBZ

08/07/21

It was lovely to welcome the ‘Globe Players’ back to perform Macbeth to our year ten students today. Students are already looking forward to next year’s performances of An Inspector Calls and A Christmas Carol https://t.co/1vYDsCHOUQ

07/07/21

Really pleased to announce that our new Student Principals are Lee Carew and Georgia-Jane Cullern and our new Student Vice-Principals are Jude Moulton and Abbie McNeice. Really excited for what they are going to bring to their new roles in September 2021

29/06/21

On Wed 23rd June, the History department arranged for Year 8 to meet a real-life Militant Suffragette! We were very lucky to host Julie Maynard, an actor who visited us through the Museum of London’s outreach programme. https://t.co/90dS3mssbl

28/06/21

Tell me your fears Year 8! Coming Monday 28th June 2021 https://t.co/Y1BmBBAZcV

24/06/21

Year 8 it’s nearly time to face your fears... coming Monday 28th June. https://t.co/Dkup0MvM14

23/06/21

Year 8, Omar, created this fantastic prehistoric design for his mechanical cam toy, with outstanding results! https://t.co/TELWpUYDOQ

23/06/21

Year 8 something is coming on Monday 28th June... https://t.co/bLgFCHQZtO

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Religious Studies

Curriculum intent

At Harris Academy Orpington we believe that it is important for pupils to know about and respect the world around them. We encourage pupils to develop their own sense of identity whilst always respecting others, incorporating our school ethos: Together We Can.  Religious Studies plays an important role in pupils’ understanding of our increasingly multicultural, multi-faith and diverse school and contemporary society. We aim to equip students with a deeper understanding of religious and spiritual beliefs. Students will also be given the opportunity to learn that there are those who do not hold religious views but have their own philosophical outlooks.

Students will study a range of religious and world views and be given the opportunity to argue viewpoints clearly and concisely. Students will be challenged with questions about belief, values, meaning, purpose and truth, enabling them to develop their own attitudes towards religious issues.

Our RS syllabus follows the recommendations of the Bromley SACRE. This ensures students’ understanding of the Christian faith and other religious traditions, especially those represented in contemporary Britain. We believe the study of RS should develop pupils’ appreciation of other religious views represented in the UK.


Implementation

RS is taught to each pupil once a week. At KS3, we encourage pupils to explore religion as a living community-based way of life. We build on the basic knowledge that pupils have gained of the six major world faiths during KS 1 and 2. Pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of the beliefs, values and traditions of Christianity, while exploring further aspects of Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and Sikhism. Students analyse and interpret a wide range of religious, philosophical and ethical concepts in increasing depth.

 

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Autumn

Half term 1

Religious Leadership

Spirituality

Remembering

 

Half term 2

Tribes

Spirituality

Judaism

Spring

Half term 3

Christianity

Islam

Reincarnation and Hinduism

 

Half term 4

Christianity

Islam

Religion and science

Summer

Half term 5

Sikhism

Buddhism

Wealth and poverty

 

Half term 6

Sikhism

Spirituality

Wealth and poverty

All KS4 students study Christianity and Islam at some point in their academy journey. These studies also cover both religion (beliefs, teachings, and practices), and wider topics (peace and conflict, relationships and families, crime and punishment, human rights and social justice).

The primary focus of the KS5 curriculum is Christianity, with students exploring in-depth topics such as sources of authority, expressions of religious identity and the challenge of secularisation.  Students also study philosophical and ethical issues such as religious language, the problem of evil and the conscience.

Year 12 - Autumn Term: Paper 1 Philosophy and Ethics

Weeks 1-2

Weeks 3-4

Weeks 5-6

Weeks 7-8

Evil and Suffering

Arguments for God

Religious Experience

Natural Moral Law

Weeks 9-10

Weeks 11-12

Weeks 13-14

End of Term Assessment

Situation and Virtue Ethics

Human Life and Death

Animal Life and Death

 Paper 1 Mock

 

Year 12 - Spring Term: Paper 2 Christianity and Dialogues

Weeks 1-2

Weeks 3-4

Weeks 5-6

God Theology

God Theology

Sources of Wisdom

Weeks 7-8

Weeks 9-10

Weeks 11-12

Sources of Authority

God, Self and the Afterlife

Revision

 

Year 12 - Summer Term: Paper 2 and Mock Exam

Weeks 1-2

Weeks 3-4

Weeks 5-6

Good Conduct/Moral Principles

Expressions of Religious Identity

Expressions of Religious Identity

Weeks 7-8

Weeks 9-10

Weeks 11-12

Revision

Revision

Mock Exam

 

Year 13 - Autumn Term: Paper 1 Philosophy and Ethics

Weeks 1-2

Weeks 3-4

Weeks 5-6

Weeks 7-8

Religious Language

Miracles

Self, Death and the Afterlife

Meta-Ethics

Weeks 9-10

Weeks 11-12

Weeks 13-14

End of Term Assessment

Bentham and Kant

Free Will and Responsibility

Bentham and Kant

Full Paper 1 Mock

 

Year 13 - Spring Term: Paper 2 Christianity and Dialogues

Weeks 1-2

Weeks 3-4

Weeks 5-6

Christianity, Gender and Sexuality

Christianity and Science

Christianity and Religious Pluralism

Weeks 7-8

Weeks 9-10

Weeks 11-12

Christianity and Secularisation

Dialogues with Philosophy

Dialogues with Ethics

 

Year 13 - Summer Term: Revision and Exam

Weeks 1-2

Weeks 3-4

Weeks 5-6

Essay Writing

Philosophy Revision

Ethics Revision

Weeks 7-8

Weeks 9-10

Weeks 11-12

Christianity Revision

Exams

Exams


Impact

Assessment are structured on the following.

  • KS3 students will be assessed summatively once every term, and formatively during lessons.
  • At KS4 students will also be assessed summatively once every term, and formatively both continuously during lessons and by two pieces of written feedback each half term.
  • At the end of Year 11 students will be awarded a full GCSE with AQA. KS5 is a linear course with AQA, consisting of two three-hour exams at the end of year 13. Students will have the opportunity to complete five full mock exams as well as regular written feedback.

The purpose of the different forms of assessment is to raise pupil expectations, regularly identify strengths and weaknesses in pupils’ attainment, help inform teachers’ planning, and to make pupils and parents clear about achievements and targets for improvement.