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All students have the opportunity to consider some philosophical and ethical issues during Year 10 and 11. These sessions are designed to engage the students in discussion and debate and encourage them to reflect on a range of viewpoints, both religious and secular. An over-riding aim is to provide opportunities for personal reflection about a range of contemporary moral issues, whilst developing important transferable skills.
The topics are selected from those taught as part of the GCSE syllabus and include:
Exam Board: AQA Religious Studies A – Full Course
Assessment: 100% Examination
In studying this course students will have the opportunity to study religion, philosophy and ethics in depth; learning about the diversity of religion and the ways in which believers apply religious teachings in the 21st century.
The course starts with a consideration of both Christian and Sikh beliefs and practices before moving on to thematic studies. As well as developing theological knowledge, studying GCSE RS promotes the development of skills such as analysis, empathy and evaluation.
Students will study a range of topics and will consider questions such as:
Religious Studies is a useful qualification for such careers as Social Work, Youth and Community Work, Teaching, Nursing, Journalism, Medical and Health Care-Workers etc.