RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Head of Department

Mrs L Craig

 

Second in Department

Mrs J Caisley-Britton

Miss S Peacock (Sacred Heart Goals Co-Ordinator)

 

Teaching Staff

Mrs P Davison, Mrs Gundlach, Mr J Kerr, Mr P Mulhearn, Miss C Close, Mrs C Shand (maternity leave)

 

Key Stage 3

 

Year 7   

7.1 Living Christianity - What does it mean to be a Christian?

7.2 Jesus - Who is Jesus?

7.3 The teachings of Jesus - What is Jesus’ message?

7.4 World Religions - How is faith shown around the world?

7.5 Prayer - How do people communicate with God?

7.6 Covenants - What promises has God made?

Year 8

8.1 Pilgrimage - Why do people go on pilgrimage?

8.2 Living Islam - What does it mean to be a Muslim?

8.3 Confirmation - Why do Christians want to be confirmed?

8.4 Creation - How did the universe begin?

8.5 Stewardship - What does it mean to be a steward of creation?

8.6 Human Relationships - How do Catholics live out their faith through their relationships?

 

Year 9

9.1 Believing in God - Does God exist?

9.2 Life After Death - Is there a life after death?

9.3 Community Issues - How is justice shown in the world today?

9.4 Influential thinkers and sources of wisdom - Which scholars and texts have changed the world?

9.5 Beliefs in Judaism - What do Jewish people believe?

9.6 Practices in Judaism - How do Jewish people practice their faith?

Key Stage 4

All students are entered for Edquas ROUTE B. All exams will be taken in the Summer Term of Year 11.

Component 1: Foundational Catholic Theology

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes (37.5% of qualification)

Candidates will study the following two themes:

  • Theme 1: Origins and Meaning

  • Theme 2: Good and Evil

Component 2: Applied Catholic Theology

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes (37.5% of qualification)

Candidates will study the following two themes:

  • Theme 1: Life and Death

  • Theme 2: Sin and Forgiveness

Component 3: Study of a World Faith (Judaism)

Written examination: 1 hour (25% of qualification)

Candidates will study the beliefs, teachings and practices of Judaism.

 

Key Stage 5
A-Level – AQA Religious Studies

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course.

There are two assessed components. Students must take assessments in both Component 1 and Component 2 in the same exam series.

Subject content

  • Component 1: Philosophy of religion and ethics

  • Component 2: Study of religion and dialogues

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