Religious Education

The department seeks to encourage the pupils to adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to religion. Pupils will be taught to explore religions and beliefs and reflect upon fundamental questions, engaging with them intellectually.

The department enables pupils to enhance their spiritual and moral development. It is hoped that whilst studying this subject pupils will gain understanding and tolerance towards different cultures locally, nationally and in the wider world and to contribute to social and community cohesion.

Pupils will be encouraged to develop an interest in and enthusiasm for the study of religion and to reflect upon their own values, opinions and attitudes in light of their learning.

Key Stage 4

Pupils study AQA Spec A Religious Studies Full Course

Component 1

Beliefs, teachings and practices from Christianity and Islam

Written exam 1 hour 45 minutes - 50% of GCSE

Component 2

Four religious, philosophical and ethical studies

  • Theme A Relationships and families – cohabitation, sexuality, marriage, purpose of a family, divorce.

  • Theme B religion and Life – abortion and euthanasia

  • Theme D religion, peace and conflict – holy war, just war

  • Theme E Religion, crime and punishment.

Written exam 1 hour 45 minutes -50% of GCSE.