Course Overview

Topics Covered

  • Sikhism
  • Government
  • Drugs and E Safety
  • Islam
  • Immigration / Media and British Values
  • Local Community

Learning Skills

During Year 8 in RESPECT we have a particular aim to develop students’ skills of independent enquiry, effective participation and creative thinking. Homework tasks are intended to support students in the development of these areas where appropriate.


Home Learning Policy

In Year 8 students have three lessons of Respect every fortnight. 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 three lessons with the exception of our second Citizenship topic where students will be working on an extended Community project. During this project students will be expected to use homework time to complete research, possible carry out a community task and write up their project.

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 a speech or letter.
  • 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 Sikhism
2nd half term Government
3rd half term Drug Abuse and E Safety
4th half term Islam
5th half term British Values, Immigration and the Media
6th half term Local Community Project

Useful Links

The Journey of life

  • REonline
    Contains information on the religions studied during this topic. Lots of links to other sites and videos on Rites of passage such as Baptism.
  • Other sources of help
    Discussing rites of passages with family members or friends. Using the LRC.

Citizenship part 1

  • Parliament Education Service
    Contains virtual tours of the Houses of Parliament, information and games.
  • Newsround
    Useful for information and current affairs.
  • Other sources of help
    Watching the news or reading newspapers.


  • Religion
    Information on various religious pilgrimages especially good for the Hajj.
  • REonline
    Links and information for each of the religions studied in this topic.

Citizenship part 2

  • Cheshire East
    Use to find information on the council and local area.
  • Other sources of help
    Read local newspapers.


  • Religion
    Information on various religious studied during this topic.
  • REonline
    Links and information for each of the religions studied in this topic.
  • The Salvation Army
    Information on how the Salvation Army show commitment to their faith.
  • Martin Luther King
    A biography of Martin Luther King.
  • Other sources of help
    Visit the library or LRC.

Drugs Education