WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
Students will develop a whole range of skills including those of presentation of an argument, analysis, evaluation, empathy, and understanding of current events and religious beliefs.
EXAM BOARD, COURSE CONTENT & ASSESSMENT DETAILS
There are two exam papers at the end of this course, both exams are 1hour and 45 minutes long. We study Edexcel B – focussed on Christianity, Islam, and ethical issues.
Areas of study
Religion and Ethics
Belief in God
Matters and the family
Living the Religious Life—Islam
Matters of life and death
Religion, Peace and Conflict
Belief in God
Crime and Punishment
Living the Religious Life—Christianity
Peace and Conflict
WHAT CAN THIS COURSE LEAD TO POST 16?
The course could lead to A Level Philosophy and Ethics, Sociology, Health & Social Care, Childcare
FOR WHAT CAREERS WILL THIS COURSE BE USEFUL?
Religious Studies is valued in a whole range of careers as it shows that you can listen to the opinions of others and present your own views. Careers where it is particularly useful include Police, Social Work, Medicine, Law, Personnel Management, Teaching and Politics. As well as complementing a number of post 16 options through development of a range of skills. Critical thinking, essay writing, investigative, analytical and critical evaluation skills.
OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION
Please note that a whole range of views are discussed in the course and students are encouraged to understand the views of others and to express their own opinions. The course is suitable for students of all faiths and none.
Contact Head of Department Miss Mary Hext for further information: