Religious Studies, Ethics and Philosophy

Head of Department: Mrs A Jellicoe -

Head of Humanities Faculty: Mr M Lucas -

This course gives students a wider understanding of the beliefs, cultural diversity, ethical issues and moral values of others. It also deals with current day-to-day issues that students might see or hear about, but may not essentially understand.

Students will learn to:

  • Ask questions relating to controversial issues
  • Observe and record information
  • Express views about people, places and environments
  • Communicate in different ways
  • Apply religious teachings to learning
  • Use interpretation skills
  • Learn about the beliefs of others
  • Learn from the beliefs and teaching of different religions
  • Study varied religious texts
  • Discuss, debate and consider varied topics

Year 11 Course Title: GCSE Religious Studies A

Exam Board & Code: AQA 8062


Component 1: 50% of GCSE, 96 marks (plus 5 marks SPaG). Written paper, 1 hour 45 minutes.
Component 2: 50% of GCSE, 96 marks (plus 5 marks SPaG). Written paper, 1 hour 45 minutes.

GCSE Course Study Breakdown (Key Stage 4)

Year 9

Term 1: Crime and Punishment
Term 2: Prejudice and discrimination
Term 3: Ethical Issues/Human Rights

Year 10: 

The Study of Christianity
Term 1-2: Beliefs, teachings and practices, relationships and families
Term 2-3: Religion and Families

Year 11:

The Study of Buddhism
Term 1-2: Religion - peace and conflict
Term 2-3: Religion - crime and punishment

Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8)

Year 7

Term 1: Festival and celebrations
Term 2: Holy buildings and places of worship
Term 3: Primal religion, mysteries, questions and beliefs

Year 8

Term 1: Holy books and texts
Term 2: Animal Rights
Term 3: Alternative Religions


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