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Key Stage 4 Religious Education

At key stage 4 students follow the AQA GCSE Religious Studies A.  All students study two topics from the specification.

Unit 4 Roman Catholicism: Ethics

The unit provides the students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of ethics in the Roman Catholic tradition by exploring and challenging moral questions.  Students will be asked to consider their responses as well as the responses of other Roman Catholics.

Unit 5 Saint Mark’s Gospel

The unit provides the students with the opportunity to study key events in the life of Jesus, key themes to be found in the gospel of Saint Mark and to consider their significance for Jesus, his disciples and for modern Christianity.

 

The aims of the course are:

  • To enable students to acquire knowledge and develop understanding of the beliefs, values and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • To enable students to consider the influence of the beliefs, values and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • To consider religious and other responses to moral issues.
  • To identify, investigate and respond to fundamental questions of life raised by religion and human experience, including questions about the meaning and purpose of life.
  • To enable the students to develop skills relevant to the study of religion.

 

Assessment

Students will sit two written papers at the end of Year 11.

At the end of each module of work students will sit a written test.

 

Progression

Religious Studies is an extremely well-respected academic subject.  Students can progress from this course on to AS and A2 level Ethics and Philosophy of Religion.

If students are looking for a career in law, medicine, social work, teaching or any other job that involves working with people, Religious Studies is the subject to do.