Religious Education

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT:  Mrs Stewart

GCSE EXAM BOARD:  EDUQAS
TEACHERS:
Mrs Stewart (Head of Department) – Mrs Goodall – Mr Wilson – Mr Kennedy

 

Foundational Catholic Theology students study two themes, Origins and Meaning and Good and Evil.
Applied Catholic Theology students study a further two themes, Life and Death and Sin and Forgiveness.
In the Judaism module students study the beliefs, teachings and practices of Judaism.
There is no coursework element to the Religious Education GCSE.
Students develop knowledge and understanding of religions and non-religious beliefs, such as atheism and humanism.
They also develop the ability to construct well-argued, well-informed, balanced and structured written arguments, demonstrating their depth and breadth of understanding of the subject. Religious Education also challenges students to reflect on and develop their own values, beliefs and attitudes in the light of what they have learnt and contributes to their preparation for adult life in a pluralistic society and global community.

Assessment
Foundational Catholic Theology – 100% Examination June of  Year 11 – 37.5% of final mark
Applied Catholic Theology – 100% Examination June of  Year 11 – 37.5% of final mark
Judaism – 100% Examination
June of  Year 11 – 25% of final mark

Higher Education Courses/Careers
Sixth Form:     GCE A Level Philosophy and Ethics     GCE A Level Sociology     GCE A Level Theology
Religious Education can be studied with a variety of other subjects at university.
Careers where this course may be useful are youth and community work, counselling, law, journalism, local government, the charity sector, librarian, minister of religion, social work and teaching.

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