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Girls’ School

Home Learning

Year 7

Religious expression

1.   Produce a booklet on different methods of expressing Religious faith.

 Include the following:

  • Draw and explain 5 ways people express their views or beliefs.
  • Give examples of how people worship in special buildings. – Think about ways they perform prayer- does it involve movement, special clothing, reading scripture, singing/music?
  • How do people share their faith? – Think about how they treat others, how they raise their children, how they make decisions.
  • What symbols or objects are used in religions to help believers express their faith? Draw the symbols and explain why they are used for example, a crucifix, candles, statues, flags etc

 

2.  Research Religious Pilgrimages

Produce Fact files on 3 places of Pilgrimage stating:

  • Name of Place of Pilgrimage
  • Which religion/religions go on Pilgrimage to this place?
  • What was the special original event that happened in this place to make it so important?
  • What do religious believers do when they go on a pilgrimage there?
  • How does going on Pilgrimage help the religious believer to express their faith?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zch9jxs

http://request.org.uk/life/spirituality/places-of-pilgrimage/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/practices/hajj_1.shtml

https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/hinduism/worship/worship.shtml

https://sacredsites.com/middle_east/israel/jerusalem_facts.html

 

Year 8

The journey of life

Consider special events in peoples’ lives; birth and baptism or naming ceremonies, coming of age (becoming and adult) and marriage.

1.   Write about your own experiences of events you have been involved with and/or talk to your family about              their experiences and produce a piece of work explaining what happened in your family. You can refer to              when someone was born, had a special birthday or was married. Explain what happened and any special              meaning.

2.   Research these events with reference to any of the following religions: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and                Sikhism. The following websites may help you:

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/ Rites and Rituals

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/hinduism/ Rites and Rituals

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/ Rites and Rituals

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/sikhism/ Rites and Rituals

 

Year 9

Religious Festivals

1.   Produce a booklet on major religious festivals. Explain how you and your family celebrate festivals of                        Christmas, Easter or any other religious festival. Write about what you do, traditions you have every year                and what they represent to you. Discuss with your family whether they did things differently when they                were younger and included that in your booklet.

2.   Research religious festivals within the six major world religions of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam,            Judaism and Sikhism. You may wish to begin by referring to the website below but you can do further                  research on specific festivals.

       https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zh3rkqt Practices and Belonging

 

Year 10

Revision

Christianity - Beliefs and Practices

Islam – Beliefs and Practices

Produce revision resources for each topic covered so far with reference to the work in your exercise books.

 

The link to the exam board website is shown below:

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

You will find past papers and model answers under Assessment Resources. Please focus on Christianity and Islam only.

 

The following link is BBC Bitesize GCSE Religious Studies AQA.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zjgx47h

You can revise and test yourself using the resources on the website.

 

Year 11

Revision

Christianity -  Beliefs and Practices

Islam – Beliefs and Practices

Thematic Studies

Produce revision resources for each topic covered with reference to the work in your exercise books and your Revision Guide.

 

The link to the exam board website is shown below:

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

You will find past papers and model answers under Assessment Resources. Please focus on:

Paper 1 Christianity

Paper 1 Islam

Paper 2A Non-Textual Studies – Thematic Studies

Theme A – Relationships and Families

Theme B – Religion and Life

Theme D – Religion, Peace and Conflict

Theme E – Religion, Crime and Punishment

 

The following link is BBC Bitesize GCSE Religious Studies AQA.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zjgx47h

You can revise and test yourself using the resources on the website.

 

Year 12

The link to the exam board website is shown below:

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/religious-studies/as-and-a-level/religious-studies-7062

You will find past papers and model answers under Assessment Resources. Refer to:

Paper 1 Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

Paper 2B Christianity and Dialogues but refer to the Christianity questions only.

 

Year 13

The link to the exam board website is shown below:

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/religious-studies/as-and-a-level/religious-studies-7062

You will find past papers and model answers under Assessment Resources. Refer to:

Paper 1 Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

Paper 2B Christianity and Dialogues