RE Curriculum

The aim of the RE curriculum is to support pupils’ personal search for meaning by engaging enquiry into the question ‘What is it to be human?’ with students exploring answers offered by religion, belief and Philosophy.

The RE learning is based on guidance provided within the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus and also includes extended curriculum aspects from the Welsh Board unit B GCSE. The skills and attitudes are developed and embedded across the full five year curriculum.

All topics include the following concepts: Shared Human Experience [SHE], Living Religious Tradition [LRT], Beliefs and values [B & V], Search for personal meaning [SPM].

 

Staff in RE

Mrs Crawshaw – Lead Subject Teacher
Mrs Ali  – Teacher
Mrs Stobbs  – Teacher
Mrs Hopkinson  – Teacher

 

The RE Curriculum

  Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3 Cycle 4
Year 7 Baseline Assessment – RE Skills analysis

  • What is spirituality?
  • Has Britain Got Talent?
How can I make the world a better place?
Religious Traditions:- All religions
How can spiritual experiences affect a person’s life
Religious Traditions:-Hajj-Islam
Is there life after death?
Religious Traditions:- Christianity/ Islam
Year 8 Can the power of a revelation transcend to religious people today?
Religious Traditions:- Hinduism beliefs
Do actions have consequences? Do we all have a moral responsibility of care towards each other?
Religious Traditions:- Christianity, Islam
How can religious symbols have an impact on people’s lives?
Religious traditions:-Islam. Christianity
Year 9 Philosophy – Can anyone escape suffering?
Religious Traditions:-Buddhism/suffering
Philosophy – Are we playing God?
Religious Traditions:- Islam Christianity
Begin GCSE RE [Welsh Board]
Religion and life: Unit 1- Relationships
GCSE RE [Welsh Board]
Religion and Life: Unit 2- Is it Fair

 

Year 10

GCSE RE [Welsh Board]
Religion and Life: Unit 3 – God, life & death
GCSE RE [Welsh Board]
Religion and Life: Unit 4 – Environment 
GCSE RE [Welsh board]
Religion and Human Experience: Unit 1 – Religion & conflict 
GCSE RE [Welsh Board]
Religion and Human Experience: Unit 2 – Religion & medicine

Year 11

GCSE RE [Welsh Board]
Religion and Human Experience: Unit 3 – Religious expression

GCSE RE [Welsh Board]
Religion and Human Experience: Unit 4 – Authority, Religion & the state

 

Exam preparation Paper 1 Exam Preparation Paper 2

 

Useful RE links:

We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.

The following links will help students to find information and other learning resources to support their learning:

Lower school

Upper School

Spanish Curriculum

All students in Years 7, 8 and 9 study Spanish and they can then choose Spanish as an option to study at GCSE if they wish to continue learning a language.

In Years 7, 8 and 9 pupils study the basics of Spanish through a number of different topics which are listed below and they use all 4 skills (Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking). Pupils will also learn about the culture of Spain and Spanish speaking countries and how it is different to the culture that we live in.

If a pupil decides to take Spanish as a GCSE they will revisit familiar topics in more detail and with a more extensive range of vocabulary. The GCSE again involves all 4 skills. Writing and speaking are assessed across Year 10 and 11 and are worth 30% each of the final mark, reading and listening are assessed by an external exam at the end of Year 11 and are worth 20% each.

 

Miss Woodcock – Lead Subject Teacher

 

The Spanish Curriculum

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 7

  • Hola.
  • Mi Instituto
  • Mi Familia
  • Year 8
  • Mi tiempo Libre
  • En la ciudad
  • La gente
  • Year 9
  • Vamos a Salir
  • Las Vacaciones
  • La comida

 

Year 10

  • Las Vacaciones
  • La Tecnologia
  • Mi familia

Year 11

  • El Medio Ambiente
  • El trabajo
GCSE Exam preparation

  • Speaking and listening

 

Useful Spanish links:

We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.

The following links will help students to find information and other learning resources to support their learning:

www.linguascope.com – ask Miss Woodcock for the username and password.

BBC bitesize

www.wordreference.com – Online dictionary.

www.oddcast.com – text to speech. Useful for GCSE students to help with their pronunciations for the Speaking exam.

Duolingo – a free app that is available on Android and Apple which tracks language learning.

History Curriculum

The History Department seeks to help students answer the question – How did things get to be this way?

There is nothing in the world more intriguing and mysterious once we realize the complicated events and causes that led to our present day. History encourages our students to analyse the past assessing the complex web of causes to help explain why particular events and phenomena occur and it communicates its findings in a variety of narratives.

 

Staff in History

Mrs Ribchester – Lead Subject Teacher

Mrs Stobbs – Teacher

 

The History Curriculum

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 7

  • The Roman Empire
  • Medieval England – cultural influences
  • Medieval England – community & society

Year 8

  • The Tudors
  • The Stuarts
  • Slavery

Year 9

  • The Industrial Revolution
  • Edwardian England
  • The First World War
  • The Great Depression
  • The Second World War

 

Year 10

GCSE

  • Medicine & Treatment – Values & Beliefs
  • Medicine & Treatment – Society
  • Medicine & Treatment – Moral & Ethical issues

Year 11

  • The USA
    Immigration, Prohibition, The Wall Street Crash
  • Germany
    Hitler’s rise to power, Light of the Long Knives, Krystalnacht
  • Germany
    German Society, Control & Fear, Genocide

 

Useful History links:

We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.

 

Urdu Curriculum

At Rhyddings, Urdu is part of the options curriculum for students in Yr 10 &11.

In this GCSE students practise their Urdu language skills in a variety of contexts and develop a broad understanding of the culture of countries and communities where Urdu is spoken.

The four units require students to demonstrate their own ability to write and speak in Urdu and to understand Urdu when it is written down or spoken by others. The units encourage an enjoyment of language learning as well as helping students recognise how language skills might enable them to play an important role in a multi-lingual global society.

 

Mrs Ahmed – Lead Subject Teacher

The Urdu Curriculum

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 10

Health

  • Healthy and unhealthy lifestyles and their consequences
  • Unit 3 writing

Relationships and choices

  • Relationships with family and friends
  • Future plans regarding: marriage/partnership
  • Social issues and equality
  • Unit 4 speaking
Leisure

  • free time and the media
  • free time activities
  • Shopping, money, fashion and trends
  • advantages and disadvantages of new technology
  • Unit 3 +4+1+2
Holidays

  • Plans, preferences, experiences
  • what to see and getting around
  • Unit 4 writing

Home and environment

  • Home and local area
  • Special occasions celebrated in the home
  • Home, town, neighbourhood and region, where it is and what it is like
  • Unit 3+4

Year 11

Environment

  • Current problems facing the planet
  • Being environmentally friendly within the home and local area.
  • Unit 3 speaking + unit 1 listening

Work and education

  • School/college and future plans
  • What school/college is like
  • Pressures and problems
  •  Unit 4+ unit 2 reading
Future plans

  • Current and future jobs
  • Looking for and getting a job
  • Advantages and disadvantages of different
  • Unit 4+3 +2+1
Revision – year 11Topics, grammar and communication strategies – suggested approach.

  • Pressures and problems solving
  • Past papers

 

Useful Urdu links:

We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.

 

The following links will help students to find information and other learning resources to support their learning:

 

www.bbc.co.uk/languages/other/urdu/guide/

www.urducouncil.nic.in/urdu_online.htm

www.ibtada.com

www.urdumaza.com

Business Studies Curriculum

At Rhyddings Business & Enterprise School, Applied Business Studies is part of the options curriculum for students in Yr 10 & 11

This is an Edexcel BTEC qualification and has been chosen as it allows our students to actively engage in business and develop and apply their theoretical knowledge to existing business situations.

Studying Business Studies encourages students to have enquiring minds and become critical and reflective thinkers.

 

Mrs Bancroft – Lead Subject Teacher

 

The Business Curriculum

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 10

  • Enterprise Aims & objectives
  • Business ownership
  • Ethical trading
  • Controlled assignment 1.1
  • Organisational structures
  • Functional areas
  • Communication
  • Controlled assignment 1.2
  • Year 11
  • Stakeholders
  • Customers
  • Laws affecting employees
  • Controlled assignment 1.3
  • Types of financial documents
  • Payment methods
  •  Start up and running costs
  • Profit and loss
  • Balance sheets
  • Profitability and liquidity ratios
  • Revision

 

Useful Business links:

We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.

 

The following links will help students to find information and other learning resources to support their learning:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zpsvr82

www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk

http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/

Computer Science and ICT Star Pupils

3D three gold starsThe Computer Science department would like to congratulate this week’s Computer Science and ICT star pupils, for their hard work and effort during their lessons. 

Well done and keep up the good work! 

Year 7 – Annaliese Britland
Year 8 –  Ella Mitchell and Brandon Roberts
Year 9 – Jonathan Smith, Alex Sartain,  Kian Wilkinson and Leiton Smith
Year 10 –  Chloe Metcalfe

GCSE Computer Science 
Year 11 – Declan Simpson – Josh Howarth – Ethan Chadwick

English Revision Session

Well done to the Year 11 students who attended this week’s English Revision on Monday evening, from 6-7.30pm. Almost half of the year group attended, which was fantastic to see.

These sessions will continue throughout the year and are a valuable opportunity for students to access support and raise their attainment.

Mrs Stevens
Head of English