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Consilium Academies is a multi-academy Trust working across the North of England. It has nine academy schools located in Yorkshire, the North West, and the North East. Consilium is dedicated to enriching lives and inspiring ambitions for both students and colleagues.

Religious Education

Curriculum Lead Ms Z Hanif

The Religious Education Curriculum at Moorside equips students with explicit knowledge on Religions such as Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism. This embeds key religious knowledge for pupils to utilise further onto the course whilst simultaneously allowing appreciation for British values, tolerance and diversity.

During Year 7, pupils will be introduced to the idea of symbolism and deeper meaning whilst making critical links to the world around them and other religions. Students will then go onto to learn about two of the Abrahamic religions; Christianity and Islam. Pupils will be tasked with investigating religious practices and beliefs within these religions with in-depth studies of places of worship, holy books, religious stories, and religious leaders.

Year 8 Religious Education starts with an introduction to Sikhism, a religion originating from India where students will be tasked with learning about key features of the religion such as symbolism, Sikh origins, and beliefs. Students will then start a continuation of the last Abrahamic religion, Judaism, with an in-depth study of Jewish pilgrimage, holy scripture and practices and beliefs. Students will finish this unit with deep dive into key religious figures from around the world and the impact they have made on others. Finally, pupils will begin preparing for later years of RE by completing the final unit of the year, ‘The Existence of God’, where pupils will begin honing more philosophical approaches to questions around religions and beliefs around God. 

Year 9 Religious Education will begin by introducing pupils to GCSE level themes such as The Lesser of Two Evils, Prejudice and Discrimination and Justice and Forgiveness. Pupils will familiarise themselves with evaluating topics presented providing both sides of an argument before then providing religious perspectives. 

Curriculum Overview:

Year 7

  • Autumn Term: Symbolism
  • Spring Term: Who are Christians?
  • Summer Term: Who are Muslims?

Year 8

  • Autumn Term: Who are the Sikhs?
  • Spring Term: Judaism and Modern Leaders
  • Summer Term: Evidence of God

Year 9

  • Autumn Term: The Lesser of Two Evils
  • Spring Term: Prejudice and Discrimination
  • Summer Term: Justice and Forgiveness