KS3 Beliefs and practices exemplification

Programme of study
Pupils should have opportunities to

Pupils could

explore a range of beliefs, teachings and sources of wisdom
investigate religious beliefs of two or more faiths: are beliefs distinctive to a particular faith?

discuss how people acquire and demonstrate their beliefs and religious identity?

consider where a believer finds truth

consider what are source of authorities for faith groups?

explore how interpretation of sources of authority may lead to diversity of belief and practice; consider the impact on the world today

interpret and analyse a variety of forms of religious expression

consider the ways in which symbols and artefacts enhance religious and spiritual expression for

communicate creatively an understanding of the ways in which religious expression may be
enhanced for a believer through the use of symbols and artefacts; compare with a secular context

summarise the ways in which symbols and artefacts help people of faith communicate their beliefs
explore the impact of religion and beliefs on how people live summarise the impact of religious beliefs on how people live

distinguish key beliefs that lead to separate practice which may result in conflict

analyse ways that different sources of authority have significance for faith members

explore ways beliefs and teaching might unite or divide people within and between faiths  

debate ways in which people respond differently to challenges

consider the commitment needed to be an active member of a faith community

analyse and interpret the impact of religious and spiritual expression for people of faith and others

talk about how religious and spiritual experience may inspire or transform life

consider how life-changing events cause people to re-evaluate their commitments

assess the benefits and challenges of commitment in their life and that of a faith member
deepen their understanding of a religious community of local significance explore how religious practice can give a faith community a shared sense of belonging at a local, national and global level

visit a local place of worship or sacred place; engage with faith members and experience different forms of religious expression

identify the significance of the place of worship for the local faith community and the wider

choose a place (religious or secular) and create a leaflet, poster or presentation to show its spiritual
significance and impact on the local community

suggest reasons why sacred spaces have a central place in the community
interpret ways that the history and culture of religions and world views influence individuals and communities evaluate the impact of contemporary sources in the development of religious belief

explore the historical background of two or more faiths and the resulting diversity of belief and practice

consider the influence of culture on diversity within a faith group
show understanding that religious practices are diverse and change over time observe different rites of passage through a range of media

interpret the significance and value of participating in a rite of passage; enquire into personal, religious and cultural reasons

explain why a faith member goes through a rite of passage

suggest reasons why rites of passage are important milestones in life

using media interviews, demonstrate the impact of a rite of passage on a believer and the potential benefit for the wider community

analyse the similarities and differences in belief within and between faiths

using ICT, present findings about similarities and differences in belief within and between faiths

consider where they stand in response to an issue provoking diversity of opinion amongst faiths

consider how religious practice in two or more faiths / denominations changed over time? Why?

give reasons for the diversity of religious and secular expression, identifying common practices
consider the effects of globalisation on the communication of religious beliefs and practices
explore ways people acquire religious beliefs in the contemporary world                     
consider how different media support the communication of faith?

consider if technology increases opportunities for collaboration within and between faiths?

evaluate the impact  and effectiveness of technology on the way faith is communicated

evaluate the effectiveness of different forms of communication used to transmit beliefs

research and critically analyse ways that the media reports issues of faith and diversity

evaluate the impact of the media in shaping opinions about faith and diversity, using topical examples

research significant examples of interfaith dialogue at local, regional and national levels


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