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RELIGIOUS STUDIES 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.

COURSE CONTENT

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.

ASSESSMENT

Exam board: AQA – Specification A
Paper 1 – The study of religions; beliefs, teachings and practices – Christianity & Buddhism
Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
96 marks (plus 5 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG))
50% of GCSE
Paper 2 – Thematic studies – Theme A, D, E & F
Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
96 marks (plus 5 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG))
50% of GCSE

Legacy Specification – Year 11 only

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.

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