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Overview

Religious Studies GCSE offers students the opportunity for the thematic study of

Religion and religious responses to fundamental questions of life. This subject is

suitable for candidates of any religious persuasion or none. The GCSE encourages

students to develop their interest and enthusiasm for the study of Religion and

the relationship between Religion and the wider world. Students will also develop

their knowledge, skills and understanding of Religion by exploring the impact of

beliefs, teachings, practices, ways of life and forms of expressing meaning. In

addition students will learn to express their personal responses and gain informed

insights on fundamental questions about identity, belonging, meaning, purpose,

truth, values and commitments

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Costs

AQA Religious Studies B- Religion and Life Issues (£19.27). AQA Religious Studies

B- Religious Philosophy & Ultimate Questions (£19.27).

Trips

There are no compulsory trips associated with this course.

Pathways

Further Education:

Philosophy & Ethics A Level

University:

Theology, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology

Career:

Law, Travel, Advertising, Human Resources, Diplomacy, Publishing,

Journalism, Teaching.

Content

Year 10

Year 11

AQA Religious Studies B- Religion and

Life Issues:

The module aims to give students the

opportunity to examine and evaluate

religious beliefs, practices and

attitudes in relation to contemporary

issues. This module is worth 50% of

the final grade.

The following topics are studied over

the 2-year course:

Religion and Animal Rights

Religion and Planet Earth

Religion and Prejudice

Religion and Early Life

Religion, War and Peace

AQA Religious Studies B- Religious

Philosophy & Ultimate

Questions: During their second year,

they will complete a second module

worth 50% of the final grade. In this

course they will study:

The Existence of God

The problems of Evil and

Suffering

Immortality

Miracles

Science and Religion

Religious Studies