Religious Studies

Religious Studies (Philosophy and Ethics)

KS3

Year 7

Autumn Term – The Island (An exploratory introduction to key skills, beliefs and concepts)

Spring Term – Inspirational Leaders

Summer Term – Islamic Identity

Year 8

Autumn Term – Exploring the Nature and Existence of God

Spring Term – Matters of Life and Death

Summer Term – Christianity in the 21st Century

  

KS4 GCSE Option (AQA Specification A Full Course – from September 2016)

Paper 1: The study of religions: beliefs, teachings and practices

Unit 1 – Christianity

Unit 2 – Islam

 

Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes

96 marks (plus 5 marks for Spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG))

50% of GCSE

Questions: The questions within each religion have a common structure of two five-part questions of 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 marks plus one 12 mark question.

Each religion is marked out of 48.

 

Paper 2: Thematic studies: Religious, philosophical and ethical studies units:

Unit 1 – Relationships and families.

Unit 2 – Religion, peace and conflict.

Unit 3 – Religion, crime and punishment.

Unit 4 – Religion, human rights and social justice.

 

Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes

96 marks (plus 5 marks for Spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG))

50% of GCSE

Questions: Each unit has a common structure of one five-part question of 1, 2, 4, 5 and 12 marks.

Each unit is marked out of 24

 

Current Year 11 only GCSE (AQA Specification B Full Course)

Paper 1

Unit 1 – Prejudice and Discrimination

Unit 2 – Religion and Early Life

Unit 3 – Religion and Sport

Unit 4 – Animal Rights

Paper 2

Unit 1 – War and Peace

Unit 2 – Religion and Relationships

Unit 3 – Multicultural Society

Unit 4 – Human Rights