RPE – Hajj (Pilgrimage to Makkah)

Watch the following 2 clips. The first is a general introduction to Islam. The second is an introduction to the Hajj pilgrimage.

Introduction to Hajj

 


 

Part 1: Knowledge and Understanding

Complete the following 2 tasks in depth and detail.

  1. Describe the route of the Hajj (a detailed map would be helpful) and explain the rituals that happen at each site.
  2. Explain what historical event each ritual relates to.

 

Links and resources:

Hajj Day 1
Hajj Day 2
Hajj Day 3

Textbooks: (available from your teacher or the Library Resource Centre.)

Part 2: Evaluation and Analysis
Answer the following 2 questions in depth and detail. Include a range of views, including your own. You must refer to Islam in your answer.
3. Why do you think Hajj is one of the 5 pillars (Most important religious duties of a Muslim)?
4. Pilgrimage is a feature of many world religions. Why do you think that is?


Level  Thinking Skill Criteria for this assessment
EP All of the below brilliantly.
8 Analyse Give a detailed and informed account of the Hajj from its historical and cultural setting to the modern day.
Compare and contrast it to different pilgrimages around the world
Evaluate the importance of pilgrimage to believers and non-believers.
Include your own research in to the importance of the Hajj to different groups within the Muslim community over time.
7 Evaluate Give an informed account using reasoned argument to explain the importance of Hajj to Muslims and non-Muslims.
Explain why the impact of the Hajj varies between individuals, communities and societies.
Express insights into your own and others views on the value of completing the Hajj.
Evaluate the importance of making a journey to a religiously/historically significant place.
6 Show understanding of diversity (difference of opinion) Give an informed account using reasoned argument to explain the importance of the Hajj.
Explain in detail the impact of the Hajj on individuals and communities (Muslims and non-Muslims)
Express insights into your own and others views on the on the importance of making a journey to a religiously/historically significant place.
5 Explain in detail Explain each event in detail.
Explain in detail what you think Muslims gain from doing the Hajj.
Explain in detail why the Hajj is one of the 5 Pillars.
4 Explain Explain what historical event each ritual on the Hajj relates to.
3 Describe Describe the route of the Hajj. Describe the rituals that happen.

What are the attitudes of year 11 towards RE?

By Mr. W. Davies

As part of my teacher training, I am completing an individual research study into student attitudes towards RPE. My research is looking at the reasons why students might hold particular attitudes towards this subject. Attached is a short questionnaire which will allow you to show your opinion on RPE as a taught subject in school. The reason why I have selected you, amongst others, to complete this questionnaire is because I feel that you have important ideas on what the subject is. Your feedback will be greatly appreciated. Please be assured that the information that you provide will not be disclosed to other students and teachers. Also you are under no obligation to answer the questions, as this questionnaire is voluntary. This questionnaire is also completely anonymous which means that when I read the answers I will not be able to identify which student has completed it. Thank you for completing this questionnaire.

Click here to complete the questionnaire

Year 11 RPE Revision

We were lucky to have Jon Mayled visiting us today to share his expertise about the OCR Religious Studies exam. He delivered two workshops and left us a lot of resources including the slideshow he used. Here it is along with some of the fantastic revision posters he mentioned in the workshops.

Human Relationships Revision poster

Religion and Equality Revision Poster

Religion and Medical Ethics Revision Poster

Religion and Science Revision Poster

Religion and the Media Revision Poster

The End of Life Revision Poster

Good and Evil Revision Poster

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Heathfield Revision Jon Mayled

RE is now RPE!!

RE has had a makeover and is now RPE, or Religion, Philosophy & Ethics

To celebrate the name change, Year 7 & 8 students designed a new RPE reward postcard. The winning entries were made into postcards and will be sent any student who produces outstanding work in RPE. Come and see the postcard designs on display outside H1. Congratulations to the 7 winning entrants: Emily Mitchell, Lucy-Ann Scribbins, Olivia Batten, Hannah Sharpe, Lucy Bailey, Peta Braisby and Chloe Dixon.