- Religion & Life
- Religion & Society
- For each of the above units, assessment will be through a one-and-a-half hour examination during which a total of 45 questions must be answered
In Year 10 we will discuss arguments for and against the existence of God, think about important issues such as abortion and euthanasia, examine modern family life, and investigate different social problems: racism and discrimination, wealth and poverty and many more.
RS GCSE studies all these topics in relation to Christianity and one other world religion, but more importantly it gives you the opportunity to find the answers to those questions you always wanted to ask and to discuss those issues you feel really strongly about. You will have to defend your own opinion and consider different viewpoints in class as well as in the examination papers.
In Year 11 we will take a close look at social and political responsibilities, conflicts and crime, ethical and religious views on medical issues, and our care for the environment. You will have the chance to discuss current issues, such as capital punishment, nuclear wars, genetic engineering, organ transplants and animal rights.
A GCSE in RS will enrich your understanding of the world and your own place in it. Enjoy this exciting and challenging course - come and join the debate!
AS & A2
- Foundations in philosophy and ethics
- Extending AS knowledge and skills
- Investigations: this is an enquiry-based approach which involves research on a chosen topic but which is assessed by an external paper of a one hour and 15 minutes
- Consequences of ethical opinions
- AS and A2 Modules are externally assessed by two written examination papers in the summer of each year
Got something to say? Want to have your opinion heard? Want to give your view on a huge range of issues - and not sound stupid? Then come and do A level Religious Studies. Here are some good reasons to join us:
1. Philosophy & Ethics is an excellent training in thinking for yourself. Develop your own independent voice.
2. Philosophy & Ethics goes right to the big questions about our world and human existence and behaviour - does God exist, are ‘right' and ‘wrong' simply a matter of culture, is who I am becoming more important than simply what I do?
3. Develop the thinking skills to question, challenge and become an open-minded and mature person who is able to deepen one's own ideas and relationships with others in honest debate.
4. Philosophy & Ethics will be an excellent preparation for a wide range of university courses and indeed for any future employment. Admissions tutors and employers are keen on those who can think creatively.
5. Philosophy & Ethics can help you to understand yourself and your world............oh yes, above all else - it is great fun!
Last updated on 13/05/2008 at 13:51:44