KS3 Identity and values exemplification

Programme of study
Pupils should have opportunities to
Pupils could
consider the questions:  What is religion?  What is belief? explain the terms sacred, religion and belief

respond to key questions – What is Sacred?  What is Religion?  What do we mean by belief? How are
beliefs expressed?

present their own beliefs and ideas using various forms of expression

consider what inspires and influences them

compare what religions teach about the purpose of life; explore religious responses to life after death

evaluate the way beliefs about life after death affect the way a follower lives

present different faith views about what happens after death

compare faith responses to the purpose of life with my own

reflect on their response to beliefs about life after death
study the relationships, conflict and collaborations within and between religions
explore the effects of religious diversity on human relationships both locally and globally

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

consider what creates conflict within and between faiths; how might this be resolved?

present an issue of faith where believers do not always agree; highlight the potential for conflict or collaboration

consider the impact of religious conflict on wider society

investigate what forms of collaboration exist between faiths; what are the pros/cons?

investigate issues of personal religious identity which might lead to collaboration and/or conflict

investigate opportunities for collaboration between faiths and wider society; explain how these might celebrate diversity

report on the impact of religion in terms of both conflict and collaboration in a country other than the

recognise and appreciate the positive effect of interfaith/interdenominational collaboration

explore the value and evaluate the contribution and impact of interfaith dialogue in society

investigate the relationship between conflict and collaboration; describe how this may help develop a sense of identity and belonging

reflect on the ways diversity is celebrated locally and its influence on the community
consider ways in which religious practice, including rites of passage, promote a sense of identity and belonging
interpret the significance and value of participating in a rite of passage; enquire into personal, religious and cultural reasons

suggest reasons why rites of passage are important milestones in life

consider their response to key events in their life which caused them to rethink their values

present an argument for maintaining religious identity
explore the relationship between God and believers and the way in which this leads to commitment
explore a range of covenants made between the Divine and humanity

identify the relationship between covenant and commitment

discover ways in which people of faith choose to respond to the covenant with the Divine

explain the challenge for a believer endeavouring to live according to their faith

explore the ways in which people see evidence of the Divine in the world

analyse the impact of Divine intervention on people’s lives

interview individuals and investigate how lives have been transformed as a result of divine intervention

consider the importance and consequences of keeping or breaking promises and commitments

express insight into how their values and commitments develop

reflect on the ways personal beliefs and commitments affect the way they live and might impact on friends, family and the global community
explore a variety of forms of religious and spiritual experiences consider the existence, nature and impact of miracles in the modern world

share experiences of the miraculous in the world

create a presentation ‘Where is awe and wonder in our world today?’
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