Religious Studies, Ethics and Philosophy

Head of Department: Miss S Field -


This course gives students a wider understanding of the beliefs, cultural diversity, ethical issues and moral values of others. It also deals with current day-to-day issues that students might see or hear about, but may not essentially understand.

Students will learn to:

  • Ask questions relating to controversial issues
  • Observe and record information
  • Express views about people, places and environments
  • Communicate in different ways
  • Apply religious teachings to learning
  • Use interpretation skills
  • Learn about the beliefs of others
  • Learn from the beliefs and teaching of different religions
  • Study varied religious texts
  • Discuss, debate and consider varied topics

Curriculum Map - RE Core

Curriculum Map - Ethics and Philosophy

GCSE Course Study Breakdown (Key Stage 4)

Course Title: GCSE Religious Studies A

Exam Board & Code: AQA 8062


Component 1: 50% of GCSE, 96 marks (plus 3 marks SPaG). Written paper, 1 hour 45 minutes.
Component 2: 50% of GCSE, 96 marks (plus 3 marks SPaG). Written paper, 1 hour 45 minutes.

Year 9

Theme B - Religion & Life.
Theme D - Religion - Peace & Conflict.
Theme E - Religion - Crime & Punishment.
Theme F - Religion - Human Rights & Social Injustice.

Year 10: 

The Study of Christianity

Term 1-2: Beliefs & teachings
Term 2-3: Christian Practices

Year 11:

The Study of Buddhism

Term 1-2: Religion - Beliefs & Teachings (20 Weeks)
Term 2-3: Religious Practices (20 Weeks)

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