Religious Studies

Course Description 

Exam board: Eduqas

Studying RE means being able to encounter two of the most exciting areas open to human beings. It enables us to ask about the most important parts of being human and pose questions like ‘what is the meaning of life?’, ‘does God exist?’, ‘is there life after death?’ and ‘am I real?’ Both disciplines teach a rigorous approach to seeking out the answers. The department hopes to sow the seeds of critical inquiry through our teaching and encourage students to let no stone go unturned and no assumption go unchallenged in their quest for the right answers.

Component 1:

A Study of Religion Written examination: 2 hours 33⅓% of qualification.

This component offers the choice of the study of one religion from a choice of six: Option A: Christianity Option B: Islam Option C: Judaism Option D: Buddhism Option E: Hinduism Option F: Sikhism

There will be four themes within each option: religious figures and sacred texts; religious concepts and religious life; significant social and historical developments in religious thought; religious practices and religious identity.

Learners will be expected to answer one question from Section A out of a choice of two and one question from Section B out of a choice of three in this component. Questions can be taken from any area of the specification.

Component 2:

Philosophy of Religion Written examination: 2 hours 33⅓% of qualification .

There will be four themes within this component: arguments for the existence of God; challenges to religious belief; religious experience; religious language. Learners will be expected to answer one question from Section A out of a choice of two and one question from Section B out of a choice of three in this component. Questions can be taken from any area of the specification.

Component 3:

Religion and Ethics Written examination: 2 hours 33⅓% of qualification.

There will be four themes within this component: ethical thought; deontological ethics; teleological ethics; determinism and free will.

Learners will be expected to answer one question from Section A out of a choice of two and one question from Section B out of a choice of three in this component. Questions can be taken from any area of the specification.

Eduqas Specification link:

https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/religious-studies/as-a-level/

Future Career:

Education, journalism, law, politics, social work, medicine

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Revision guides

WJEC/Eduqas Religious Studies for AS/A Level – Philosophy

WJEC/Eduqas Religious Studies for AS/A Level – Ethics

WJEC/Eduqas Religious Studies for AS/A Level – Christianity

 

This course enables student to pursue their interest in Engineering, allowing access to either studying Engineering at University, or entry onto an apprenticeship programme.

A variety of assessment tasks are undertaken. Some are practical assessments, some involve written documentation of skills gained, and some are research based tasks. Up to 2 units will be assessed externally depending on the size of the qualification you choose. One assessment is in the form of a formal written exam; the other is a practical assessment and is completed over a number of lessons. You will be set a problem by the Exam board, and have to design and manufacture a working solution.

Independent study is vital to success on this course. This might be preparing for topics that will be taught, recapping work covered in lessons or writing up assessed tasks which will be assessed. Developing a good understanding of the role Engineering plays in our everyday lives will also ensure success

Congratulations to our Year 13 students on achieving 100% A*-C

Congratulations to our Year 13 students on achieving 70% A*-C

The course is particularly suited to students who have successfully completed a DT or Engineering subject during KS4. However, we have had many students who have achieved excellent grades in Engineering having not studied DT previously. Students who have an aptitude, good work ethic, and willingness to learn are successful even without previous experience.

This course is particularly suited to students who also study A level maths and/or physics as this provides a solid grounding for students wishing to study Engineering at a higher level. This course also provides students with many transferable skills which can be applied to their other studies.

Many students continue to pursue something within the field of Engineering. Whilst the majority of students go on to study an Engineering degree at University (in a variety of disciplines) some successfully apply for apprenticeship programmes whilst others gain employment in an engineering environment.