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GCSE religious studies

Course contact: Mr D Barnes - dbarnes@rbhs.co.uk

Specification: GCSE

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Course Outline

GCSE Religious Studies comprises two units, and students will study the unit Religion and Ethics based on a study of Christianity (1B). This unit contains four modules of work, and you will explore a number of philosophical and moral issues from a Christian perspective.

Students will study the unit Religion, Philosophy and Social Justice based on a study of Islam (3C). This unit contains four modules of work, and students will explore a number of philosophical and moral issues from an Islamic perspective.

What will I study?

Unit 1B: Religion and Ethics: Christianity, Belief in God, Matters of life and death, Marriage and the family and Living the Christian life

Unit 3C: Religion, Philosophy and Social Justice: Islam, Belief iin Allah, Religious experience, Living the Muslim life and Equality

How will I be assessed?

Students will sit two examination papers at the end of Year 11, both divided into four content sections. The duration of each paper is one hour 45 minutes.

What could I do afterwards?

Sixth Form study is a natural progression for many of our students, and at Rivington and Blackrod Sixth Form, we offer GCE A-level Philosophy.

Religious Studies will help you in any area where you are working with other people, such as; medicine, nursing, law, human resources, journalism, teaching, the police, television and radio and acting.

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