Social Sciences

KS3 Religious Education

The agreed syllabus that we have based the Broad Oak Religious Education curriculum on is the Manchester, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford agreed syllabus for Religious Education 2022-2027 (MSSTT). The principal aim of RE is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and worldviews address. As a result, pupils can develop their understanding and skills needed to evaluate and critique varied responses to these questions, as well as develop their own responses. World events in the twenty-first century continue to draw attention to the continuing power and influence of religious belief and worldviews in shaping us as individuals, as well as our communities. Religious education in key stage 3 should allow pupils to extend and deepen their knowledge and understanding of a range of religious, and non-religious worldviews. Pupils should recognise the local, national and global context by building on their prior knowledge from key stage 2. Any misconceptions or gaps in their knowledge will also be addressed to ensure a complete understanding. Teaching of Religious Education (RE) should focus on developing pupils’ knowledge and understanding, allowing them to express their ideas and insights. They will gain and deploy the skills and knowledge needed to engage with critical study of religions and worldviews.

KS3 Personal Development

The Dean Trust Personal Development curriculum aims to support our young people to become happy, healthy, responsible and active citizens. The Personal Development Curriculum encompasses several areas of learning including Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE), Relationship and Sex Education (RSE), Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG), Citizenship and British Values. The Trust’s curriculum is a balanced model of the various priorities as we provide a holistic approach to supporting our learners’ personal development through to adulthood. The Personal Development curriculum will teach our pupils to recognise the importance of emotional, physical and sexual health; promote their physical and emotional self-worth; identify the key features of healthy relationships; celebrate diversity and challenge inequalities; secure an aspirational future through excellent careers guidance; become an active global citizen who engages with our democratic society;

KS4 Personal Development

At Key Stage 4, all students receive a Personal Development lesson in order to deepen knowledge and understanding, extend and rehearse skills, and further explore attitudes, values and attributes acquired during Key Stage 3. Personal Development Curriculum reflects the fact that students are moving towards an independent role in adult life, taking on greater responsibility for themselves and others. During Key Stage 4 pupils will study a hybrid of PSHE, Citizenship, CEIAG and British Values content alongside Religious Studies in equal measure. BTEC Tech Health and Social Care and GCSE RE are options to complete as qualifications to ready young people to pursue their interests in Social Sciences post-16.

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