Course Overview

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to RESPECT
  • Jesus
  • Children’s Rights
  • Growing Up
  • Hinduism
  • Healthy Living

Learning Skills

During Year 7 in RESPECT we have a particular aim to develop students’ skills of independent enquiry, creative thinking and effective participation. Homework tasks are intended to support students in the development of these areas where appropriate.


Home Learning Policy

In Year 7 students have one lesson of Respect a week. Homework is intended to extend and develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the topics covered during lessons. Homework will be set for students once every two lessons with the exception of our Hinduism topic where students will be working on an extended project. During this project students will be expected to use homework time to complete self guided research and prepare for their group presentation.

Our homework has been planned to challenge pupils. The 3 star format allows them to complete the task at the appropriate level. We expect to receive in a substantial piece of work, which has taken the student about 40 minutes to complete. Most homework tasks are saved on the website under the topic headlines. Students will also be set assessment revision / preparation as homework.

Homework Includes:

  • Research of a particular topic (information found should be written in students own words and not simply copy and pasted from the internet).
  • Creative tasks such as designing posters or leaflets.
  • Revision for tests.
  • Extended writing such as an essay or newspaper article.
  • Reflective questions.
  • Acting upon advice given to make improvements to assessed work.

Homework Task

Year Plan

Assessment date Topics to be assessed
1st half term Introduction to beliefs
2nd half term Jesus
3rd half term Children’s Rights
4th half term Growing Up
5th half term Hinduism
6th half term Healthy Living

Useful Links

Beliefs about God

  • People of Faith
    Contains videos of young people from a variety of religious backgrounds talking about their faith.
  • Other sources of help
    Encyclopaedias. World religions by John Bowker. Discussions with friends and family about their personal beliefs about religion and faith.

Children’s Rights

  • Newsround
    Useful for information and current affairs.
  • Save the Children
    Helpful when completing the assessment on child labour.
  • Other sources of help
    Watching the news or reading newspapers and discussing current affairs.

Healthy living and Growing up


  • REonline
    This website contains information on Hinduism and lots of links to other sites.
  • Other sources of help
    Encyclopaedias. World religions by John Bowker. Using the library or LRC.

Other ways to support learning in Respect

  • Visit a place of worship such as Manchester Cathedral.
  • Museums and art galleries can often provide a wealth of information on how religion has shaped our culture and practices.
  • Discussing current affairs or life’s big questions.
  • Looking out for relevant TV programmes.