Religious Studies


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Subject Leader: Mrs K Wren

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Religions all have different names, but they all contain the same truths, we should all be tolerant and understand people believe different things.


Subject overview

Ethics, Peace and Conflict: this is a subject which gets to the heart of these key aspects of our global society. The course offers students the opportunity to investigate controversial topics such as abortion, euthanasia, crime and punishment through the eyes of different world religions. Students will develop an understanding of their own practices and opinions in order to critically analyse and debate the beliefs of others.


Over the two year course, students will learn about key aspects of life according to Christianity and Islam.  They will develop an understanding of the wider world through the eyes of these different religions and demonstrate their ability to evaluate and analyse different points of view through debate and critical writing.

Studying two different religions will help students see how beliefs can shape behaviour, rather than seeing religion as a rule book to follow.

The GCSE examinations consist of two written papers which students take at the end of Year 11.

This course will help students develop a sense of ethical responsibility, strong moral values and the ability to express themselves clearly.

Students who take this course learn skills that can be used in the wider world such as debate and empathy. These can be used in all walks of life and in all prospective future jobs.