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Philosophy, Religion and Ethics - Year 7

Mathematics - Year 7

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Below you will find more specific information about the curriculum in Philosophy, Religion and Ethics for Year 7 students, explaining to you what students will learn, when, why and how. There is also information about how parents/carers are able to support students in their learning, extra-curricular opportunities in this subject and how it links to other subjects and the wider world.

Subject Key Concepts              

#1 Beliefs and Practices     #2 Sources of Wisdom    #3 Symbols and Actions     #4 Prayer, Worship and Reflection  

#5 Identity and Belonging     #6 Ultimate Questions     #7 Human Responsibility and Values    #8 Justice and Fairness

Please click here for Subject Key Concepts.

Curriculum Overview for the Autumn Term 


Topic / Key Concepts

Specific Knowledge

Specific Skills


Who am I?


PRE key skills/concepts:

·         Beliefs and practices

·         Sources of wisdom

·         Identifying and belonging

·         Ultimate questions


Key skills: To be able to interrogate big questions related to Philosophy and Religion. To be able to research and interpret ideas related to a multi-cultural society. To gain knowledge of key world religions by reading source material. To use class discussion to deepen understanding and challenge existing views


Assessment: Key words and definitions, followed by exam style questions


·         Understanding the big questions which underpin the study of PRE

·         Identify belief and how they influence me

·         Explain what is means to belong to a multi-cultural society

·         Develop an understanding of the 6 world religions

God of all faiths and none


PRE key skills/concepts:

·         Ultimate questions

·         Beliefs and wisdom

·         Identifying and belonging

·         Prayer, worship and reflection


Key concepts:

To be able to interrogate what God is, by reading source material, watching first hand video accounts from followers of the world religions.

To be able to compare and contrast belief in key world religions. To use class discussion to deepen understanding and challenge existing views


Assessment: Baseline assessment to be reviewed in January


·         Develop an understanding of who God is?

·         Explain Christian views and beliefs related to God

·         Identify key principles of atheism

·         Be able to explain world religions beliefs and views of the concept of “God”


Useful documents:

Please click here for a PDF of curriculum overview.

While this information covers a broad range of areas, please do get in touch with the Subject Leader Mrs Wells if you have any questions.

Please click on the questions below to find out more.

How are groups organised?

Classes are mixed ability, they have three lessons per fortnight

What characteristics does a successful student have in this subject?

Successful students will be inquisitive and enjoy asking questions. They will enjoy completing work that supports these skills

How will students learn at this level?

  • Taught lessons and power-points
  • Practising different written skills
  • Discussion
  • Peer and teacher assessment
  • Group, pair and individual work
  • Homework that encourages and extends learning

How will students’ learning be assessed at this level?

Year 7 students will have x3 assessments throughout the year.

They are given a question relating to their learning and they are required to write an essay style answer giving for, against and their own opinion. This is starting to then develop the skills they use throughout KS3 and are essential for KS4.

When do key assessments take place?

X 1 assessment per term

How can parents/carers support students’ learning?

  • https://www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/re/sacre/
  • Review the above to understand what is taught in PRE lessons.
  • Offer support with homework
  • Encourage students to read around the subject areas, including daily news and watching current affairs programmes 

What equipment do students need for this subject?

Essential school equipment

How does this subject link to other subjects?

  • English – accurate writing skills
  • Art – drawing / creative skills
  • Geography – looking at the geographical placement of religions
  • History – historical background of the religion is often essential

What websites or resources may be helpful to support students’ learning?

What extra-curricular or enrichment opportunities are available for students in this subject at this level?

  • Philosophy Club
  • Assemblies

What sort of careers can this subject lead to?

  • Teacher
  • Any religious vocation
  • Social Work
  • Police
  • Doctor / Nurse (Ethics topics)
  • Law

What does student work look like in this subject at this level?


How does this subject support a broad and balanced curriculum, meeting the needs of all students, and developing traditional core skills?


How does this subject promote creativity, critical thinking, practice, perseverance and resilience, and making links?


How does this subject encourage enrichment and the development of cultural capital, deep learning, and inclusivity?