Religious Studies at Key Stage 4 follows the AQA B specification and is the full GCSE qualification. Religious Studies is a compulsory subject for all students at GCSE. The course enables our students to gain a deeper understanding of different cultures, their beliefs and practises as well as their views on specific topics.
The subject is taught using thematic studies of religion and religious responses to fundamental questions of life, focusing on six major world religions. The lessons are planned and taught so that students of any religious persuasion or none can learn and achieve.
Students are given the opportunity and encouraged to express their personal responses and informed insights on fundamental questions about identity, belonging, meaning, purpose, truth, values and commitments. The qualification sits in line with the locally agreed syllabus for Religious education as the students study two units, each consisting of six topics. The qualification is assessed through terminal examinations at the end of the two year course.
Unit 2 – Religion and Life Issues