Personal, Religious and Citizenship Education (PRCE)

PRCE is a planned programme of learning opportunities and experiences that help children and young people grow and develop as individuals, as members of families and of social and economic communities. The Religious Education component of this course is concerned with helping students of all faiths develop open, sensitive, reflective and critical approaches to understanding humankind’s varied religions and beliefs, exploring practices, values, beliefs and lifestyles, relating these to their own experiences and to questions of everyday life, as well as taking into account the views of those who have a non-religious world view.

Religious Studies

Religious Studies is concerned with helping students of all faiths and none develop open, sensitive, reflective and critical approaches to understanding humankind’s varied religions and beliefs, exploring practices, values, beliefs and lifestyles, relating these to their own experiences and to questions of everyday life, as well as taking into account the views of those who have a non-religious world view.

The framework for our provision and much of the work that we will be doing in these lessons is laid down for us in The North Yorkshire Agreed Syllabus for RE. Units of work from the Agreed Syllabus are taught throughout Key Stage 3 and in Key Stage 4 we follow the Edexcel B GCSE syllabus for Religious Studies. This involves a study of Religion and Ethics through Christianity and Religion, Peace and Conflict through Islam. Each of these areas of study also involves the study of non-religious viewpoints on key ethical issues:

RS Programme of Study 2020/21

  Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 7

(2 lessons per fortnight)

Does Religion Help people to be good?

(incl: Christianity, Sikhism and Buddhism)

 

What was so radical about Jesus?

(Judaism/Christianity)

 

 

Should religious buildings be sold to feed the starving?

(Christianity, Islam, Sikhism)

 

Is it possible to prove/disprove God’s existence?

(Christianity and Atheism)

Year 8

(2 lessons per fortnight)

What is Suffering? Are there any good solutions? (Christianity, Buddhism)

 

What is good/challenging about being a Sikh in Britain today? (Sikhism)

 

Is religion a power for peace or a cause of conflict? (Christianity/Islam)

 

Is death the end and does it matter?

(Christianity, Buddhism and Humanism)

Year 9

(3 lessons per fortnight)

Christian Beliefs (GCSE) Christian Life (GCSE) Issues relating to Marriage and Family Life (GCSE)

 

Issues Relating to Matters of Life and Death (GCSE)
Year 10*

(3 lessons per fortnight)

Review of Christian and non- religious Ethical viewpoints. Muslim Beliefs (GCSE) Muslim Life (GCSE) Issues Relating to Crime and Punishment (GCSE)
Year 11

(2 lessons per fortnight)

Issues relating to Peace and Conflict

(GCSE)

Review of Christian and non- religious Ethical viewpoints. Final revision and exam preparation  

* More Able pupils in Year 10 set 1 will study an accelerated programme leading to the possibility of GCSE entry at the end of Year 10.

Subject Leader: Mr S. Wiggans

PHSCE and Citizenship

PHSCE actively promotes British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and respect and tolerance for those of different cultures and lifestyles; providing clear guidance on what is right and what is wrong. (See also our page on Promoting British Values.)

Key Stage 3 and 4 PHSCE and Citizenship comprises a number of focus areas

  • Personal well-being: including sex and relationships; drugs, alcohol and tobacco; emotional health and well-being; nutrition; physical activity; and safety
  • Economic well-being and financial capability: including personal finance; work-related learning; and careers
  • Citizenship education: aiming to build young people’s knowledge, skills and conviction to play an effective role in their communities and country

The framework for our provision and much of the work that we will be doing in these lessons is laid down for us in The North Yorkshire Curriculum Entitlement Framework for Personal Social Health Economic Education and Citizenship, Key Stages 3 and 4.

The PHSE and Citizenship Programme will be largely delivered through dedicated lessons in weekly tutor time as follows:

  Seven Eight Nine Ten Eleven
1 Personal Wellbeing Mental health and wellbeing Mental health and wellbeing Drugs/Alcohol/RSE Careers/Enterprise/PF
2 Careers, Enterprise, Personal Finance Careers/Enterprise/Personal Finance Careers/Enterprise/Personal Finance Careers/Enterprise/Personal Finance Drugs/Alcohol/RSE
3 Citizenship Citizenship Citizenship Mental health and wellbeing Mental health and wellbeing
4 Careers Staying Safe Staying Safe Citizenship Citizenship
5 Staying Safe RSE RSE Mental health and wellbeing Mental health and wellbeing
6 RSE Drugs/Alcohol Drugs/Alcohol Careers  

 

However, we are also clear that the best Personal Development work responds to local need, and from time to time we find it necessary to be flexible in the way we apply this framework as the particular needs of our pupils take priority over any prescribed guidelines.

Delivery of PHSE and Citizenship is Co-ordinated by Subject Leader Mr S. Wiggans and Heads of Year.

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