Religious Studies: Teaching & Learning Resources

The A-Level Religious Studies is a fascinating subject for students that desire an in-depth understanding of the Religions, Philosophies and Ethics of the world.

A Level, GCSE, KS3, Legacy A Level and more…

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  • A Level
    • AQA (7061/7062)
    • Edexcel (8RS0/9RS0)
    • OCR (H173/H573)
    • Eduqas (A120/B120)
  • GCSE
    • AQA A (8062)
    • AQA B (8063)
    • AQA Short Course (8061)
    • Edexcel A (1RA0)
    • Edexcel A (short Course (3RA0)
    • Edexcel B (1RB0)
    • Edexcel B (Short Course (3RB0)
    • OCR (J625)
    • OCR Short Course (J125)
    • Eduqas (C120P)
    • Eduqas Short Course (C125P)
    • WJEC Wales (3120QS)
  • KS3
    • Religious Studies
    • Spiritua, Moral, Social & Cultural (SMSC) Development
  • Legacy A Level (2008)
    • Edexcel
    • OCR
    • Religious Studies
  • Legacy GCSE (2009 spec)
    • AQA B
    • OCR A
    • OCR B

During these courses, students will gain many skills that are transferable to other areas of their lives going forward. Students will study the chosen major religion such as Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism or Judaism, and will explore the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics and how religious practices have developed within that context. Within that framework, students will discover the interpretations of the chosen religion with regards to the highly debated topics of Capital Punishment, Euthanasia, Abortion and Embryonic Research as well as many others.

Students will engage each other on the religious interpretations of Authority and Wisdom, the Self, Death & Afterlife and well as the expression of sexuality within the context of religion and the understanding of the Identity of Self. The nature of the mind, body, and soul within the framework of religion will also be discussed as well as The Existence of God and how we interact with Evil in our lives.

A-Level Religious Studies

Students will be invited to engage the subject matter with debate and discussions that will challenge their own perceived ideas of religion and will expose them to the views of others in a sharing and respectful environment. They will focus on developing their skills in evaluating and interpreting critical topics in class with essay writing.

Year 9 & 10

The first year (year 9) students will begin their journey into a GCSE accredited Religious qualification and will be fully evaluated in year 10. The curriculum will encourage students to develop the skills in organization and revising their ideas and thoughts around the subject matter and this will prepare them for the next phase in their studies.

Year 11

During the phase of the course work, students will be exposed to a wide range of Secular, Religious, Philosophical and Ethical concepts at a deeper level. Students will engage with subject matter that delves deep into the diversity and comparisons between religions from the perspective of philosophy, ethics, science, and the arts. The effects of these issues on the societies and communities will be evaluated by students based on individual, community and local & national and global impact.

GCSE Exam – 3 Papers

  • Religious, Philosophical and Ethical Studies in the Modern World (50%)

Relationships and Families, Life after Death, Good and Evil, Human Rights

  • Christian Beliefs and Practices (25%)
  • Hinduism Beliefs and Practices (25%)

Sixth Form

The Religious Studies: Philosophy and Ethics course invite students to debate the major aspects of contemporary Philosophy, Ethics & Theology. The course work will cover 3 major components – Study of Christianity, Philosophy, and Ethics.

Depending on the exam board students will have their choice of (EDEXCEL) 3 papers (out of 4) or 3 compulsory papers that require written essay answers. This will challenge the student’s ability to present their agreements and ideas in written format and within a time limit.

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