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21/01/21

Update to technical issues during Year 10 Parents' and Carers' remote meetings - SchoolCloud tell us that they have now resolved the issue. If the problem should return, please refresh your browser.

21/01/21

Technical Issues - Year 10 Remote Parents' and Carers' Evening. Please accept our apologies for the disruption to these meetings. Please persevere and keep refreshing your browser until the issue has been rectified by SchoolCloud.

18/01/21

Do take a look at our latest Glyn Newsletter: https://t.co/JmNppdGPWD

21/12/20

For all those that might be struggling over the Christmas period, do not forget that there are many organisations out there to help you. Please use our Glyn SHARP page for a huge amount of links to different organisations. https://t.co/yyQm70aWhR . Stay Safe and Stay Well

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16/12/20

Difficult to see but this is the moment yesterday afternoon that 8 Abbey and 8 Tudor took it upon themselves to take the knee for Black Lives Matter at the start of their House Football Final. We are very proud of them. https://t.co/vo1BMJEo1J

11/12/20

'Save the Children' charity Mufti Day today - thank you to Glyn families for your generous donations for such an important charity

11/12/20

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter via this link: https://t.co/Wxvyveo7ti

10/12/20

Friday 11 December is a Mufti Day in aid of Save the Children. Voluntary donations of £2, please. Students may wear their own clothes. Christmas jumpers encouraged! No uniform needed, but please remember face coverings!

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26/11/20

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Extra-Curricular Sport is back! https://t.co/J61DDZqltq

26/11/20

Reminder: INSET Day - Friday 26 November 2020 - school closed for all students.

26/11/20

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter! https://t.co/xAKFoVNWW0

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26/11/20

Looks chilly in Swanage! Year 13 conducting their geography field work today. https://t.co/i4FBv4Ep48

23/11/20

Friday 27 November is a Staff Training Day (INSET) so will be closed to all students on that day.

23/11/20

Do take a look at our Glyn School Newsletter! https://t.co/Mu0q7pcYkv

23/10/20

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter - cricket and sailing successes, plus other uplifting news: https://t.co/wy77UMfd5E

22/10/20

Reminder that Friday 23 October is a Mufti Day - donations of £2 at the school gates to the Glyn PSA gratefully received. Monies raised provide extra resources for the benefit of our students. Thank you.

16/10/20

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09/10/20

Our Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening will be held on Thursday 15 October 2020, so please check our website on that date. Sadly, no tours or visits this year, but do join us virtually on 15 Oct!

09/10/20

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter! https://t.co/1XgfSPFkVH

02/10/20

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Religious Studies

Teaching students how to think not what to think

Curriculum Leads

Ms V Brown Key Stage 3 Coordinator v.brown@glynschool.org
Miss T Stone Key Stage 4 Coordinator t.stone@glynschool.org
Mrs J Lott Key Stage 5 Coordinator j.lott@glynschool.org

 

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

Half Term 1&2 - Introduction to Religious Studies

To give all students an equal basic knowledge of each of the six religions and to what RS is.

 

Half Term 3&4 - Heroes

To see how people put their faith into action - how faith impacts people - applies the knowledge of each religion.

 

Half Term 5&6 - Alternative Religions

To teach the skill of evaluation and analysis.  What makes a religion? How do you make a judgement.

Year 8 sequence of lessons

Half Term 1 - 7 deadly sins

Good way to introduce the concept of morality - key component of the GCSE.

 

Half Term 2 - Animal Rights

Apply the concept of morality, plus religious teachings to real life situations and introduce the GCSE concept of stewardship.

 

Half Term 3 - Medical Ethics

Apply the concept of morality, plus religious teachings to real life situations and introduce the GCSE concept of sanctity of life.

 

Half Term 4 - Death Penalty

Apply the concept of morality, plus religious teachings to real life situations and introduce the GCSE concept of stewardship.

 

Half Term 5&6 - Christianity and Islam

These are the two religious that are taught as part of the GCSE so we do an overview of the main ideas of the two religions as a springboard for starting the GCSE in Sept.

 

Year 9 sequence of lessons

Half Term 1 - Christianity: Beliefs and Teachings

This topic underpins many of the other topics we do so they need to have a secure grasp of basic Christianity.

 

Half Term 2 - Issues of Good and Evil

This is the easiest and most accessible unit so a good one to do nearer the beginning to build their confidence. We also want to alternate the more engaging units with the less engaging ones.

 

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

Links to the previous topic in terms of birth and death rituals.

 

Half Term 5&6 - Issues in Relationships

This is quite an accessible topic so good in the summer term when students are tired but also quite adult in nature (sexual content) so left till the end of year 9 when students have matured.  Also, teachers will have a better relationship with the students in order to deal with some of the more delicate topics.

 

 

 

Year 10 sequence of lessons

Half Term 1 - Islam: Beliefs and Teaching

Many students find Islam quite difficult as there is lots of new vocabularly.

 

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