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Year 8 Curriculum Information - RE
Topics covered in the Autumn term
  • Christianity and it’s Denominations; Catholicism, Protestantism and the Orthodox Church.
  • Hinduism- key beliefs, moksha and re-birth
Topics Covered in the Spring Term
  • Hinduism- modern issues, life of Gandhi
  • Islam- key beliefs, the life of Prophet Mohammed
Topics Covered in the Summer Term
  • Islam- The 5 pillars of Islam
  • Judaism, the Holocaust and Jewish responses to the Holocaust, the life of Anne Frank

Termly examinations and one end of year examination - 50 minutes.

Special Requirements/Equipment

Students will need a ruler, black pen and a green pen.

Home Learning

Home-learning is set each week. All class work and home-learning is marked. Books are collected in regularly.

Reading List

The main text books which we use are:

  • Islam by Sue Penney (ISBN 0435304739)
  • Hinduism by Sue Penney (ISBN 0435304720)
  • This is Christianity Book 1 Beginnings by Michael Keene (ISBN 0748716270)
Useful Websites
BBC Bitesize Religious Studies KS3, Islam, Hinduism, Christianity

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