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QUALIFICATION OPTIONS: AQA GCSE RELIGIOUS STUDIES ‘B’. FULL COURSE OR SHORT COURSE: 4055

STAFF:

  • Ms E Holland

KS4 OPTIONS    R.E. 2018 – 19

 

YOU DON’T NEED TO BE RELIGIOUS!!

YOU DON’T NEED TO BELIEVE IN GOD!!

YOU DO NEED TO BE INTERESTED IN PEOPLE AND IDEAS!!

YOU DO NEED TO BE OPEN TO DIFFERENT BELIEFS ANSD POINTS OF VIEW!!

 

GCSE Religious Education can be taken as either a Full or a Short course so is a good option if you are starting at Chadwick later in Key Stage 4.  There are 3 lessons per week all taught by Ms Holland.  The core teaching materials are online and students can work independently.  Lessons try to achieve a balance of learning through discussion, reading, watching short video clips and written work.

This GCSE covers a range of religions and philosophical and ethical themes, ensuring students have a variety of intriguing subjects to explore.

Students will be challenged with questions about belief, values, meaning, purpose and truth, enabling them to develop their own values and attitudes towards religious issues.

Students will also gain an appreciation of how religion, philosophy and ethics form the basis of our culture. They will develop analytical and critical thinking skills, the ability to work with abstract ideas, leadership and research skills. All these will help prepare them for further study.

You don’t need to have studied R.E. at KS3 in order to take this as a GCSE.

 

8062 – FULL COURSE AQA – 120 guided learning hours – 2 exams

Beliefs, teachings and practices of two from:

  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Catholic Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Judaism

Christianity and Catholic Christianity is a prohibited combination. 

We are studying Christianity and Islam.

 

4 THEMES CHOSEN FROM THE FOLLOWING:

  • Theme A: Relationships and families.
  • Theme B: Religion and life.
  • Theme C: The existence of God and revelation.
  • Theme D: Religion, peace and conflict.
  • Theme E: Religion, crime and punishment.
  • Theme F: Religion, human rights and social justice.

 

8061 – SHORT COURSE AQA – 60 guided learning hours – 1 exam

Section A: The study of religions: beliefs and teachings of two religions from the following:

 

  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Judaism

 

We are studying Christianity and Islam.

Section B: Thematic studies: religious, philosophical and ethical studies:

  • Theme A: Relationships and families
  • Theme B: Religion, peace and conflict