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Kingswood Secondary Academy

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Course Information

Key Stage 3 - Year 7 & 8

In year 7 you will be taught a thematic course which covers History, Geography and Religious Education. You will learn about Corby, the UK, and current Global Issues. The focus for learning will be on Oracy.  In year 8 you will continue to be taught a thematic course covering History, Geography and Religious Studies. You will learn about Rights and Responsibilities, Conflict and Health & Disease. The focus for learning will be Literacy.  

Key Stage 4 - Year 9, 10 & 11

Students can choose to study a full GCSE course in Religious Studies. We study the new Edexcel Religious B Specification. The course consists of two areas of study: Religion and Ethics and Religion, Peace and Conflict.  By studying the Religion and Ethics unit, students learn Christian attitudes to: Belief in God; Marriage and the Family; Living the Religious Life; Matters of Life and Death. The second unit, Religion, Peace and Conflict, focuses on Islam and attitudes to: Belief in God; Crime and Punishment; Living the Religious Life; Peace and Conflict. Each unit culminates in an exam style assessment which is graded according to the exam board criteria. As students’ progress towards their target grade, their results are recorded, monitored and discussed with them. Students sit the exam for both units at the end of Year 11. Homework is set weekly and takes a wide variety of forms, e.g. researching a topic ready for the next lesson, answering part of an exam style question, producing a mind map of a topic, etc. Educational visits are made to a place of interest.   

Course specification:

Please click on the link below to access an overview of KS4.

Overview of KS4.