Religious Studies Legacy Specification

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Religious Studies, Philosophy & Applied Ethics GCSE

This course is designed to get you thinking about the ‘big questions in life:

  • Why are we here?
  • How should we live our lives?
  • How should we behave?

If these questions make you think, then RE may be a subject for you. You don’t have to be religious yourself just naturally curious about the world you live in.

What will you study?

A range of moral issues including topics such as:

  • The Right to Life – Abortion, Suicide, Euthanasia
  • Equality
  • Human Rights
  • Marriage, divorce and sexual relationships
  • Religion, peace and conflict
  • The beliefs, practices and teachings of Christianity plus those of another religion such as Buddhism or Sikhism

You will also:

  • Develop your understanding of the beliefs and opinions of others.
  • Explore the attitudes of religious and non-religious people to the existence of God.
  • Evaluate ideas and beliefs from a variety of perspectives.
  • Strengthen your own critical thinking skills.