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Religious Studies Department

Head of Department: Mr Irvine

GCSE

Aims:

GCSE Religious Studies aims to provide opportunities for students to:

  1. be inspired, moved and changed by following a broad, satisfying and worthwhile course of study that will challenge and equip them to lead constructive lives in the modern world;
  2. develop their interest in and enthusiasm for the study of religion, and relate it to the wider world;
  3. adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religion;
  4. reflect on and develop their own values, opinions and attitudes in light of their learning;
  5. explore religions and beliefs, giving them opportunities to reflect on fundamental questions related to belief, engage with them intellectually and respond personally; enhance their spiritual and moral development, and contribute to their health and wellbeing;
    and
  6. enhance their personal, social and cultural development, along with their understanding of different cultures locally, nationally and in the wider world, so they
    may contribute to social and community cohesion.

Units Studied:

GCSE students study two of the following nine units:

  1. The Christian Church through a Study of the Catholic Church and One Protestant Tradition
  2. The Christian Church with a Focus on EITHER the Catholic Church OR the Protestant Tradition
  3. The Revelation of God and the Christian Church
  4. Christianity through a Study of the Gospel of Matthew
  5. Christianity through a Study of the Gospel of Mark
  6. World Religions: Islam
  7. World Religions: Judaism
  8. An Introduction to Christian Ethics
  9. An Introduction to Philosophy of Religion.

GCSE students must not combine any two of the following three units:

  1. The Christian Church through a Study of the Catholic Church and One Protestant Tradition
  2. The Christian Church with a Focus on EITHER the Catholic Church OR the Protestant Tradition
  3. The Revelation of God and the Christian Church

GCSE students must not combine any two of the following three units:

  1. The Revelation of God and the Christian Church
  2. Christianity through a Study of the Gospel of Matthew
  3. Christianity through a Study of the Gospel of Mark.

There is no coursework component in GCSE Religious Studies.  Students will complete 2 examination papers, one on each unit they have studies.  Each examination lasts 1 hour 30 minutes.

 

AS & A2 ICT

Aims:

Candidates will be encouraged to:

  • develop their interest in and enthusiasm for a rigorous study of religion and relate it to the wider 
  • world;
  • treat the subject as an academic discipline by developing knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to a specialist study of religion;
  • adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religion; and
  • reflect on and develop their own values, opinions and attitudes in the light of their learning.

There are eight units at AS. Candidates must study two units from AS 1-8.  Each AS examination paper will have two sections: A and B. Candidates must answer two questions: one from Section A and one from Section B. In Section B, part B of each of the two questions will examine the wider human experience element of the assessment objectives.

At A2 candidates must study two units from A2 1-8. These units must be the same units that are studied at AS Level. Each A2 examination paper will have two sections: A and B. In Section A, candidates answer two questions from a choice of four. In Section B, there will be a compulsory question assessing the synoptic strand based on a pre-released theme.

Units Studied:

AS 2 An Introduction to the Acts of the Apostles
AS 4 The Christian Church in the Roman Empire: Beginnings, Expansion and External Pressure

A2 2 A Study of Acts, Galatians and 1 Corinthians
A2 4 The Continued Development of the Christian Church in the Roman Empire to AD 325

Both the AS and the A2 specification require candidates to:

(a) acquire knowledge and understanding of:

  • the key concepts within the chosen area(s) of study, (eg religious beliefs, teachings, doctrines, principles, ideas and theories) and how these are expressed in texts, writings and/or practices;
  • the contribution of significant people, traditions or movements to the area(s) studied;
  • religious language and terminology;
  • major issues and questions arising from the chosen area(s) of study; and
  • the relationship between the chosen area(s) of study and other human experience; and

(b) develop the following skills:

  • reflect on, select and deploy specified knowledge;
  • identify, investigate and analyse questions and issues arising from the course of study;
  • use appropriate language and terminology in context;
  • interpret and evaluate religious concepts, issues, ideas, the relevance of arguments and the views of scholars;
  • communicate, using reasoned arguments substantiated by evidence; and make connections between the area(s) of study chosen and other aspects of human experience.

There is no coursework component in AS and A2 Religious Studies.
AS Unit Examination papers are 1 hour 20 minutes each.
A2 Unit Examination papers are 2 hours each.

 

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