GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

Philosophy, Religion and Ethics

Our intent: Teaching students how to think, not what to think.

Head of Philosophy, Religion and Ethics Mrs J Lott
Head of Key Stage 3 Ms V Brown


Why study this subject?

Religious Studies offers the opportunity to recognise, analyse and evaluate an argument, the point it proposes and the evidence it provides in support. Religious Studies plays an important part in social and cultural education, helping students to understand art, music and literature and to avoid offence and conflict in their communities. Religious Studies enables students to become critically engaged adults, thoughtful and empathetic scholars.

Year 7 sequence of lessons

Year 7 Sequence of lessons 

Half Term 1 - Introduction to Ethics and Religion 

To introduce students to the concepts of community cohesion, forgiveness and what is morally right and wrong. 

Half Term 2 - How does faith affect our actions? 

Students will learn about 7 different people who have been influenced by their faith. 

Half Term 3 - Who are the key figures of the Old Testament? 

Studies of King David, Ruth, Abraham, Isaac and Sarah. 

Half Term 4 - An introduction to Judaism

What is Shabbat, Jewish High Holy Days, what happens in a Synagogue? 

Half Term 5 - What the Bible teaches about Jesus 

What is the Trinity, Baptism, Crucifixion, Resurrection and what are miracles? 

Half Term 6 - Sikhism 

What is the Khalsa, how is Sewa put into practice? 

Year 8 sequence of lessons

Year 8 Sequence of Lessons 

Half Term 1 - Looking for Proof of God 

Considering Thomas Aquinas, William Paley and Karl Marx 

Half term 2 - How do we make a moral decision? 

What is morality, utilitarianism, situation ethics and the banality of evil. 

Half Term 3 - Moral behaviour and crime 

An introduction to relative and absolute morality, 7 deadly sins and restorative justice. 

Half Term 4 - Moral behaviour and War 

What is a ‘just’ war, why are there conscientious objectors and to what extent are WMD used as a deterrent. 

Half Term 5 - An introduction to Islam 

Who is Muhammad?  How do the Five Pillars uphold a Muslim’s faith? 

Half Term 6 - Key Religious Beliefs 

Liberation Theology and Oscar Romero, the Amish in America, Feminism in Christianity and what is karma? 

Year 9 sequence of lessons

Half Term 1 - Christianity: Beliefs and Teachings

Half Term 2 - Issues of Good and Evil

Half Term 3&4 - Christianity practices and Issues of Life and Death

Half Term 5&6 - Issues in Relationships


Year 10 sequence of lessons

Half Term 1 - Islam: Beliefs and Teaching

Half Term 2 - Issues of Human Rights

Half Term 3 - Islam practices

Half Term 4&5 - Revision and Exam Skills

Half Term 6 - Religion in film

Year 11 Sequence of Lessons

Half Term 1 - Christianity: Practices

Half Term 2 - Issues of Human Rights

Half Term 3 - Islam: Practices

Half Term 4 & 5 - Revision and Exam Skills

Year 12 sequence of lessons

Year 12 


Half Term 1 

Half Term 2 

Half Term 3 

Half Term 4 

Half Term 5

Half Term 6

Religious Studies

1.An introduction to Ethics - 

Theme3 A,B and C :-Situation Ethics

2. Introduction to Christianity - Theme1 A,B,C - Key Christian Beliefs about Jesus- Both JO.

Introduction to Philosophy _Theme 1,A,B and C - Inductive arguments for God’s existence. GRI

Ethics:- Theme 3 D,E,F - Utilitarianism.

Christianity:- Theme 2 A, B and C -Is God male?

Philosophy:- Theme 


Why we sequence the scheme of work this way

This is the logical and most interesting way to start the course. 

Ethics - Utilitarianism is teleological so follows logically to Situation ethics.

Christianity- This is logical to follows on from key religious beliefs about Jesus