Welcome to Culture and Society

Culture and Society is a faculty made up of Life, Religious Education, Citizenship and Law.

Staff

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Key Stage 3

The Life course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE RE course in Key Stage 4. Religious education is important because it equips students with cultural, social, moral and spiritual knowledge that aids in emotional and physical development within society. The lessons learned in religious education prepare students for responsibilities, experiences and opportunities later in life.
All children need to acquire core knowledge and understanding of the beliefs and practices of the religions and worldviews which not only shape their history and culture but which guide their own development. The modern world needs young people who are sufficiently confident in their own beliefs and values that they can respect the religious and cultural differences of others, and contribute to a cohesive and compassionate society.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Y.Logan-winters@grange.outwood.com

Key Stage 4

GCSE Citizenship

Comprising 5 units:
Living together in the United Kingdom – community, human political and legal rights
Democracy in the United Kingdom- how government works and the electoral system.
Law and Justice- Study of law and its application
Power and Influence- United Kingdom’s place in the world
Active Citizenship – a campaign on a chosen issue

GCSE Citizenship is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact:
Y.Logan-Winters@grange.outwood.com

GCSE Law
• Introduction to Law
• Courts and Processes
• People in Law
• Sources of Law
• Criminal Law
• Family Law

GCSE AQA Law is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: J.Summers@grange.outwood.com

GCSE Religious Studies
• Believing in God
• Matters of Life and Death
• Marriage and the Family
• Religion and community cohesion

GCSE Edexcel Religious Studies is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: S.Redfern@grange.outwood.com

LIFE
Life at Key stage 4 continues the national requirement for Religious education and Citizenship for all students, but focuses on PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic education)

Subjects covered include:
• Statutory Relationship and sex education
• Drugs education
• Work related Education
• Safety at work (Entry level GCSE)
• First Aid (Emergency Life Saving Qualification)
• Prejudice and discrimination
• Morality

Key Stage 5

OCR A level Law
• English legal system: civil courts and other methods of dispute resolution, criminal process and criminal courts are some of the topics covered.
• Sources of Law: doctrine of precedent, legislation, European Union law and law reform are covered in this unit.
• Criminal Law: Principles of criminal liability, attempted crimes, offences against the person, general defences are some of the topics covered
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A level Law is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: J.Summers@grange.outwood.com

Eduqas AS Religious Studies
• Component 1: An Introduction to the Study of Religion
• Component 2: An Introduction to Philosophy of Religion
• Component 3: An Introduction to Religion and Ethics

AS Religious Studies is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: S.Redfern@grange.outwood.com

Enrichment Opportunities for Culture and Society

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.