Religious Education

 

Religious Education

Year 9, 10/11 course description

All students will follow the Full GCSE RE syllabus starting from Year 9 and continuing throughout Years 10 and 11.

The new government guidelines require students to study at least two religions and an additional ethical studies unit.

Students will study Christianity and Judaism looking specifically at beliefs, teachings and practices.

The Ethical Studies unit contains Relationships, Life After Death, Good and Evil, Human Rights. Each topic studied applies different philosophical or ethical issues to a religious belief. Students are given the opportunity to explore key questions and evaluate different responses to them e.g. arguments for the existence of God or the ethics behind abortion. There is an emphasis on developing personal opinions and justifying these with clear and logical arguments whilst also applying the religious beliefs of the chosen religion.

Current Year 11 (2015-16)

All students will follow the Full GCSE RE syllabus starting from Year 9 and continuing throughout Years 10 and 11. This is the OCR syllabus Philosophy and Ethics – J121. Students take 4 papers and cover 8 topics.

Philosophy and  Ethics Units

·         B601 Belief about Deity (Christianity) End of Life (Christianity)

·         B602 Good and Evil (Buddhism) Religion & Science (Christianity)

·         B603 Human Relationships (Christianity) Medical Ethics (Christianity)

·         B604 Equality (Christianity) War, Peace and Justice (Christianity)

Year 12 course description

Unit one - Philosophy and Religion
Unit two - Religion and Ethics
Unit three - Developments in Religious Thought

Year 13 course description

We have a healthy number of students who choose to study OCR Philosophy and Ethics at A Level. This course is split into two units. The Philosophy paper questions who we are, why we are here and the existence of God. The Ethics paper explores how we make moral decisions and the various theories set out by philosophers to help us achieve this.