The Skipton Academy













Paper 1 – religion and ethics in ChristianityBeliefs and marriage and the family units


Beliefs   Marriage and the family
The TrinityThe creation of the universe

The Incarnation

The last days of Jesus’ life

The nature of salvation

Eschatology – life after death

Evil and suffering

Solutions to evil and suffering


The importance and purpose of marriage for ChristiansThe nature and importance of sexual relationships

The purpose and importance of the family

Support for the family in the local parish

Family planning and regulation of births

Divorce and remarriage

Equality of men and women in the family

Gender prejudice and discrimination











Paper 1 – religion and ethics in ChristianityLiving the religious life and matters of life and death units


Living the religious life Matters of life and death
Christian worshipThe role of the sacraments in Christian life and their practice in two denominations

The nature and purpose of prayer


Christian religious celebrations

The future of the Christian Church

The role and importance of the local church in the local community

The role and importance of the Church in the worldwide


The origins and value of the universeThe sanctity of life

Responses to scientific and non-religious explanations about the origins and value of human life

Implications of the value and sanctity of life for the issue of abortion

Life after death

Responses to non-religious arguments against life after death

Implications of the value and sanctity of life for the issue of euthanasia

Christian responses to issues in the natural world













Students need to:● develop their knowledge and understanding of religions and non-religious beliefs, such as atheism and humanism

● develop their knowledge and understanding of religious beliefs, teachings, and sources of wisdom and authority, including through their reading of key religious texts, other texts, and scriptures of the religions they are studying

● develop their’ ability to construct well-argued, well-informed, balanced and structured written arguments, demonstrating their depth and breadth of understanding of the subject

● have opportunities to engage with questions of belief, value, meaning, purpose, truth, and their influence on human life

● be challenged to reflect on and develop their own values, beliefs and attitudes in the light of what they have learnt and contribute to their preparation for adult life in a pluralistic society and global community

● demonstrate knowledge and understanding of two religions

● demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key sources of wisdom and authority including scripture and/or sacred texts, where appropriate, which support contemporary religious faith

● understand the influence of religion on individuals, communities and societies

● understand significant common and divergent views between and/or within religions and beliefs

● apply knowledge and understanding in order to analyse questions related to religious beliefs and values

● construct well-informed and balanced arguments on matters concerned with religious beliefs and values.





Exam style homework tasks and questions:The exam has 4 sections [see content overview] and students have to answer a question on each section. The style of questions is the same for each section

Each section has 4 questions:

(a) 3 marks

(b) 4 marks

(c) 5 marks

(d) 12 marks

2 sections also have an extra 3 marks for the (d) question which are given for spelling, punctuation and grammar [SPaG] and use of key words

So, overall the exam is marked out of 102 [section 1 = 27, section 2 = 24, section 3 = 27 and section 4 = 24]


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