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What you will learn

What you will learn in KS3

What are we going to study in RE in year 7?

* Bridging Unit
* Bridging Unit
* Festivals
* Role Models
* Does God Exist?
* Rites of Passage
* Spirituality
* Places of Worship

What are we going to study in RE in year 8?

* Jesus
* Sikhism
* Islam
* Judaism
* Hinduism
* Buddhism
* Discreet PSHE Unit

What are we going to study in RE in year 9?

WJEC GCSE Shorts Course

* Religous Expressions
* Religion & Conflict
* Religion & Medicine
* Religion & State

 

What you will learn in KS4

What are we going to study in GCSE RE?

OPTION A OPTION B
* Relationships * Religion and Conflict
* Is it Fair? * Religion and Medicine
* Looking for Meaning * Religious Expression
* Our World * Religion and State
   
Exam Paper is 1 Hour and 45 Minutes Exam Paper is 1 Hour and 45 Minutes

 

What you will learn in KS5

AS/A2 Philosophy of Religion and Religious Ethics – WJEC

Rationale

Religion and religions (past and present) represent diverse forms of values, beliefs
and practices as responses to questions of ultimate meaning and purpose. Religious
Studies therefore encompasses a wide range of disciplines and can consist of
different approaches to their study.

This specification encourages students to:

• develop their interest in and enthusiasm for a rigorous study of religion and
relate it to the wider world

• treat the subject as an academic discipline by developing knowledge,
understanding and skills appropriate to a specialist study of religion

• adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religion

• reflect on and develop their own values, opinions and attitudes in the light of
their learning.

It requires candidate to acquire knowledge and understanding of:

• the key concepts (for example religious beliefs, teachings, doctrines,
principles, ideas and theories), including how these are expressed in texts,
writings and/or other forms and practices

• major issues and questions (for example issues of commonality and
diversity, the role of dialogue, methods of study, relevance to contemporary
society)

• the contribution of significant people, traditions or movements

• religious language and terminology

• the relationship between the area(s) of study and other aspects of human
experience.


and, through the chosen area(s) of study, develop the following skills:

• to reflect on, select and deploy specified knowledge

• to identify, investigate and analyse questions and issues arising from the
course of study

• to interpret and evaluate religious concepts, issues, ideas, the relevance of
arguments and the views of scholars
• to use appropriate language and terminology in context.

Religious Studies is a subject that by its nature requires candidates to consider
individual, moral, ethical, social, cultural and contemporary issues. The specification
provides a framework for exploration of such issues and all units contain specific
content through which individual courses may address these issues. The Religion
and Ethics options, and the Religion in Contemporary Society options, are particularly
focused on the moral, ethical and social aspects. Other options (e.g. all those on
world religions) also provide opportunities to:

• study relationships between religion and culture;

• consider moral values and attitudes of individuals, faith communities or
contemporary society;

• develop skill in reasoning on matters concerning values, attitudes and
actions;

• develop the ability to make responsible judgements on significant moral
teaching and issues.

Overview of the Specification

This specification is divided into a total of 4 units, 2 AS units and 2 A2 units.
Weightings noted below are expressed in terms of the full A level qualification.

Within each of Units 1-3 there are the following options, each with an unique entry
code:

• Religion in Contemporary Society

• Philosophy of Religion

• Religion and Ethics

• Biblical Studies (Old Testament or New Testament)

• Christianity

• Eastern Religions (Buddhism, Hinduism or Sikhism)

• Western Religions (Islam or Judaism)

For an AS qualification, candidates will take any two options:

RS1        25%     1¼ hour Written Paper 90 marks (100 UMS)

Discovering Religious Studies (1)
Selected option 1

Two structured essay questions out of a choice of four.

RS2        25%      1¼ hour Written Paper 90 marks (100 UMS)
Discovering Religious Studies (2)
Selected option 2

Two structured essay questions out of a choice of four.

The examinations papers for RS1 and RS2 are identical but with different entry codes.
To qualify for an AS award candidates must "cash in" results for two units with
different entry codes and different titles.

A LEVEL (the above plus a further 2 units)

RS3       25%    1¾ hour Written Paper 100 marks (100 UMS)
Studies in Religion
One of the options defined above at a higher level.
Two structured essay questions out of a choice of four.

Each of the RS3 options presupposes that candidates have studied the
corresponding AS unit. However, it is not a requirement that they must have done so.

RS4 (compulsory) 25%      1¾ hour Written Paper 75 marks (100 UMS)
Religion and Human Experience
Three topics pre-released in January of the year of examination.
Candidates answer one structured question out of a choice of three.