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Religious Studies is taught by 6 teachers Ms K Adjei (Teacher in Charge), Mr B Galoria, Ms S Miah, Ms R Loveday- Jones, Ms J Moore and Ms J Kiyemba.
Vision and aims
Religion has always been with us. Throughout history, it has expressed the deepest questions human beings can ask, and it has taken a central place in the lives of virtually all civilisations and cultures. Religion has always been a gateway to learning. Technology and science have changed our view of the world, nevertheless religion is still powerful and persistent, and it shows no signs of disappearing. It provokes sincere commitment, eloquent expression, direct action, and intense debate. It provides the opportunity to understand self.
Our aim is to develop well balanced and tolerant citizens aware of the benefits of a diverse, religious and secular community and achieve academic success. Our aim is for every child to leave Cumberland school with a qualification in Religious Studies. The department’s objective is to increase the number of students achieving an A* - C grade at GCSE and to increase the number of educational visits to enhance students awareness of religion within the community.
Religious Studies and the wider community
Pupils’ contribute to Religious Studies and the wider community in a number of ways, including:
Religious Studies and Personal, Social, Spiritual and Economic Wellbeing
In RS pupils also develop workplace and other skills that will contribute to their economic wellbeing, including:
The Religious Studies curriculum
All students at The Cumberland School follow the Newham agreed syllabus. At KS3 students have a one hour lesson each week.
The Religious Studies Curriculum in Year 7
The Religious Studies Curriculum in Year 8
Religious studies curriculum in year 9
This year forms the foundation for the 2016 GCSE specification
Islam: Beliefs, practices and sources of authority
Christianity: Beliefs practices and sources of authority
GCSE RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Pupils follow OCR Religious Studies GCSE specification B Philosophy and Applied Ethics
Pupils will study RS for 1 hour a week and complete the following units:
Each of the four units of the GCSE is worth 25% of the final marks of the overall qualification.
Our department uses a variety of strategies to assess pupil progress. These include end of unit assessments, end of year exams, verbal and diagnostic marking with targets for future improvement. Students use peer and self- assessment to monitor progress in Religious Studies. Teachers and pupils set targets that are monitored each term
At key stage 3 students will complete two independent learning projects each year. At key stage 4 homework will be set every two weeks to consolidate class learning and develop key skills for Religious Studies.
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