School Closure

The Primary School will be closed to pupils on Thursday 12th December 2019 due to a general election.

The Secondary School will remain open as normal.

RE

What is our RE curriculum purpose and rationale at Ark Kings?

At Ark Kings, we aim to give students a broad understanding of the world’s religions and promote mutual respect of all citizens, showing understanding of their faith.

 

Primary Phase - Further Information

Our Primary RE Curriculum Purpose and Rationale provides more phase-specific detail: RE Curriculum Purpose and Rationale.pdf

Pupils in the primary phase study the six main world religions (Judaism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Sikhism) across Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2. In Upper Key Stage 2 then apply this knowledge to broader concepts such as belief, freedom, rituals and the future of religion.

An overview of RE learning in the primary phase can be found here: AKAP RE Overview.pdf

          

Key Stage 2 pupils engaging in the Man Who Changed the World exhibition, Oct. 2019.

 

Secondary Phase - Further Information

Our Secondary RE Curriculum Purpose and Rationale provides more phase-specific detail:

 

Key Stage 3

Year 7

Half Term 1: Symbols and stories
Half Term 2: Who was Jesus?
Half Term 3: Buddhism: What is happiness? 
Half Term 4: What makes something right and wrong?
Half Term 5: How do communities of faith support believers?
Half Term 6: Are we the stewards of the environment?

Year 8

Half Term 1: Judaism: The origin of religion?
Half Term 2: Sikhism: living as a Sikh in Britain today
Half Term 3: What makes someone human?
Half Term 4: Do animals have rights?
Half Term 5: New world religions, e.g. Humanism, Scientology and Jainism
Half Term 6: What is the future of religion?

Year 9

Half Term 1: Islam: Living as a Muslim in Britain today
Half Term 2: What is love? 
Half Term 3: Can God and science co-exist?
Half Term 4: Medical ethics, e.g. euthanasia, abortion, transplant surgery and genetic engineering
Half Term 5: What is 'God's image'?
Half Term 6: Fight or flight?

Year 10

Half Term 1: Matters of Life and death 
Half Term 2: Marriage and the family
Half Term 3: Religion and community cohesion
Half Term 4: Believing in God
Half Term 5: Revision of Unit 8  
Half Term 6: Revision / End of Year assessment 

Year 11

Half Term 1: Matters of life and death
Half Term 2: Marriage and the family
Half Term 3: Religion and community cohesion
Half Term 4: Believing in God
Half Term 5: Revision of Units 2 and 8 / Final GCSE exam
Half Term 6: Revision and exam season