Exam Board: AQA
The course is divided into two sections:
Within this section of the course you will engage in debates around both long-standing and contemporary debates reflecting on the views presented by Christians, Muslims, Atheists and your own opinion. For example you will be asked whether it is ever right to use a nuclear weapon or if we can take the life of another person for a crime they have committed?
Two written exam papers of 1 hour, 45 minutes long.
You will develop the following skills:
Analysis – as you will be required to break down arguments presented by opposing sides to assess their validity.
Communication – as you will engage in debates where you respectfully listen and respond to the views presented by your peers.
Literacy – as you will be asked to write reflective responses to the issues raised and present a debate style answer for the 12 mark questions.
In addition to the above, many other key skills are developed through the study of Religious Studies.
Where can it take me?
Career Opportunities: Solicitor, Journalist, Teacher, Doctor or Nurse, Social Worker (all careers called, “The caring professions”).
GCSE Religious Studies is a valued qualification.
You may progress to AS/A2 Religious Studies in the Sixth Form. This is accepted by all Russell Group Universities. GCSE Religious Studies is valued as a foundation for other AS/A2 subjects, including: English, History, Law, Sociology and Psychology.
Please contact: Miss A Ravenscroft (Curriculum Leader of RS)