Religious Studies, Ethics and Philosophy
Head of Department: Mrs A Jellicoe - email@example.com
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
Course Title: GCSE Religious Studies A
Exam Board & Code: AQA 8062
Component 1: 50% of GCSE, 96 marks (plus 3 marks SPaG). Written paper, 1 hour 45 minutes.
Component 2: 50% of GCSE, 96 marks (plus 3 marks SPaG). Written paper, 1 hour 45 minutes.
GCSE Course Study Breakdown (Key Stage 4)
Theme B - Religion & Life.
Theme D - Religion - Peace & Conflict.
Theme E - Religion - Crime & Punishment.
Theme F - Religion - Human Rights & Social Injustice.
The Study of Christianity
Term 1-2: Beliefs & teachings
Term 2-3: Christian Practices
The Study of Buddhism
Term 1-2: Religion - Beliefs & Teachings (20 Weeks)
Term 2-3: Religious Practices (20 Weeks)
Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8)
Term 1: Festival and celebrations
Term 2: Holy buildings and places of worship
Term 3: Primal religion, mysteries, questions and beliefs
Term 1: Holy books and texts
Term 2: Animal Rights
Term 3: Alternative Religions