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Social Studies 

Subject Allocation

Social Studies addresses the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of a student and underpins a lot of what we do as a school, our Kingstone Values and British Values. 

Years 7, 8 and 9

All students study Social Studies.

In Years 7 they receive 4 lessons per fortnight

In Year 8 they receive 3 lessons per fortnight.

In Year 9 they receive 2 lessons per fortnight.

 

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Year 7

You and your Rights

World Religions

Puberty

The Life of Mohammad

You and the Law

Year 8

The UK Society

The 5 Pillars of Islam

Democracy

Discrimination

Year 9

Ethics

Environmental Issues

A Muslim in the UK

Sex & Relationships

Financial Awareness

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education 

Spiritual Development

Year 7

Considering the existence of God

What are different places of worship like?

Why was there a need for a new religion in 570CE (Islam)?

Year 8

What are the 5 pillars of Islam?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of Inter faith marriages?

Year 9

What are the different religious views on abortion and the environment?

Moral Development

Year 7

Why do we have laws?

Year 8

Should people have the right to enter the UK?

Should a law be introduced saying everyone has to vote in general elections?

Should prisoners be allowed to vote?

Year 9

Investigation into their views and the views of others regarding Capital Punishment and abortion – Are they acceptable?

Social Development

Year 7

Getting to know you activities at the start of Yr 7

Visiting different places of worship in Cardiff

Year 8

Why do British Muslims act and believe what they do?

Year 9

What types of relationship are there?

Cultural Development

Year 7

Why are there Child Soldiers in different parts of the world?

Different ‘Coming of Age’ celebrations around the world

Year 8

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a multi-cultural society?

Why do Muslims fast?

What is it like to go on a pilgrimage?

Year 9

What role does religion play with regard to terrorism?

British Values

 

Year 7

How does the criminal justice system work in the UK?

Year 8

How the UK is made up of migrants from many places and historical events

How are our laws made and the role of democracy

Year 9

Is the British media responsible for the rise of Islamophobia?

Spiritual development encompasses students’:

  • ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values
  • sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  • willingness to reflect on their experiences.

Moral development encompasses students’:

  • ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong, readily apply this understanding in their own lives and, in so doing, respect  the civil and criminal law of England
  • understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions

interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, and being able to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues.

Social development encompasses students’: 

  • use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively
  • acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs; the pupils develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.

Cultural development encompasses students’:

  • understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and that of others
  • understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures within school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain
  • knowledge of Britain's democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain
  • willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, sporting and cultural opportunities
  • interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity, and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their tolerance and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities
  • understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and that of others

Currently there is no option to study this further to GCSE level.