Year 11 revision topics for GCSE RE - Sheldon School


Dec 12, 2012 (8 years and 10 months ago)


Year 11 revision topics for GCSE RE

Matters of life

Understand and explain the concept of ‘sanctity of life’, and when life beings.

Evaluate and discuss the moral issues in:

Fertility treatment


Transplant surgery

Blood transfusion




Stem cell research

Experiments on humans.

Attitudes to the elderly and death

Understand and explain the term ‘death’.

Discuss religious belief about what happens after death.

Understand the problems faced by the elderly an
d discuss what younger
generations might learn from them.

Discuss the options of care for the elderly and religious teachings on the topic.

Understand the law relating to death and euthanasia.

Evaluate the debate on euthanasia and whether anyone has the ri
ght to take life.

Evaluate the circumstances in which the use of a life support machine should be

Discuss religious teachings that relate to allowing someone to die.

Describe the provision of care in the community for the elderly and the dyin

Understand and explain the ways religion can help the dying and bereaved.

Religious attitudes to drugs

Understand the difference between prescription drugs, legal drugs and illegal

Discuss religious beliefs about the body and mind.

the law relating to different types of drugs and the classification of
illegal drugs.

Understand the legal classification of different drugs and discuss issues related
to their use.

Evaluate why people might smoke tobacco, drink alcohol or take illegal dru

Evaluate the raising of taxes on social drugs and the use of those taxes.

Discuss religious teaching relating to alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs.

Evaluate why some people might take illegal drugs and the effects on their own
and others’ lives.

ate the possible solutions to drug abuse.

Discuss religious teaching relating to helping addicts.

Crime and punishment

Explain religious beliefs about law and order.

Explain the concepts of right and wrong, conscience duty and responsibility.

Describe an
d evaluate the causes of crime.

Understand the different types of crime.

Explain the aims of punishment.

Evaluate whether or not the different forms of punishment achieve the aims of
punishment, including consideration of young offenders, imprisonment, par
and early release and the death penalty.

Evaluate alternatives to prison and issues concerning prison reform.

Rich and poor in British society

Know and understand religious beliefs and teachings concerning individual
wealth and poverty.

Know and u
nderstand explanations for the existence of both rich and poor in

Understand and discuss religious attitudes to rich and poor and to the
responsible use of money.

Understand the causes and sources of wealth .

Understand the possible causes of
poverty and ways of overcoming poverty.

Understand and evaluate the effects of the minimum wage and excessive salaries.

Understand who is responsible for the poor, including the roles of the state, the
community and the family and what they should do to ca
re for the poor.

Understand and evaluate the role of lotteries as a source of charity funding and
personal wealth.

World poverty

Understand why there are inequalities that lead to extreme poverty in the world.

Understand some of the causes and effects of
poverty in LEDCs.

Give examples of religious teaching relating to world poverty.

Understand why believers should care for the poor and how they should respond
to the teachings.

Understand and explain the concepts of justice, stewardship and compassion,
d apply them to the problem of world poverty.

Evaluate the impact of global interdependence/world trade and fair trade.

Discuss the work of voluntary service and religious organisations in LEDCs.

Give an example of a major natural disaster that caused
widespread poverty in
an LEDC and evaluate the effectiveness of the response.

Explain the differences between emergency and long
term aid and discuss the
advantages and disadvantages of each.

Understand the need for sustainable development.