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Summer Term

Edexcel Entry Level Certificate: Religion and Life

 

Section 1.1 Believing in God

Religions covered: Christianity and Islam

Pupils study:

  • How a religious upbringing in different religions may lead to belief in God.
  • Arguments for and against the existence of God.
  • How religious experiences may lead to belief in God.
  • How religious people respond to the problem of evil and suffering.
  • How the media represents belief in God.

SOUTHCOTE STEPS ASSESSMENT

 

SS9

  • Can identify some religious objects and places.
  • Can communicate their ideas about religion, life events and experiences in simple phrases.
  • Can communicate their feelings about what is special to them.
  • Can understand that other people have needs and to respect these.
  • Can recognise a similarity and difference.
  • Can express what is important to them.
  • Can ask a relevant question during lessons.

 

SS10

  • Can recognise and name a place of worship.
  • Can recognise and name a religious leader from a local faith community.
  • Can recognise and name a holy book.
  • Can identify actions performed during a religious ritual.
  • Can identify the significance of religious artefacts, symbols and places.
  • Can express their own feelings and experiences.
  • Can make a choice using a simple moral dilemma.
  • Can ask questions about a specific area of religious belief and practice.

 

SS11

  • Can recognise and name specific features of a place of worship.
  • Can identify the purpose and role of a religious leader in a local faith community.
  • Can identify different uses of a holy book.
  • Can recognise the significance of actions performed during a religious ritual.
  • Can recognise the significance of a range of religious symbols.
  • Can compare their feelings and experiences with others.
  • Can recognise a range of choices resulting from a simple moral dilemma.
  • Can recognise that some questions do not have answers.
  • Can tell the difference between a fact and a belief.
  • Can give a simple reason for an opinion.

 

SS12

  • Can identify how religion and belief is expressed in different ways.
  • Can identify similarities and differences in features of religions and beliefs.
  • Can recognise that some questions about life are difficult to answer.
  • Can ask questions about their own and others’ feelings and experiences.
  • Can identify possible meanings for symbols and other forms of religious expression.
  • Can suggest ways in which religious people might look for guidance in life.
  • Can identify ways in which they seek guidance in life.
  • Can suggest ways in which people can feel a sense of belonging.
  • Can give a reason why something may be valued by themselves and others.
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