GCSE Religion, Ethics and Philosophy

Teacher to contact for further information: Mrs Allen – Head of REP and Social Sciences
Type of qualification: GCSE
Type of assessment: Linear – 100% Exam
Summary of subject content:

GCSE Religious Studies A specification will focus on investigating a variety of relevant and contemporary ethical themes, ensuring students have a diverse choice of intriguing subjects to explore and discuss. This will also include an exploration of Jewish and Christian faith responses to these issues

Students will learn how religion, ethics and philosophy form the basis of our culture, be challenged by questions about belief, values, meaning, purpose and truth,.
What's assessed is:
1 - Beliefs, teachings and practices of Christianity and Judaism
2 - Four Religious, philosophical and ethical studies themes
• Theme B: Religion and life; including medical ethics.
• Theme D: Religion, peace and conflict.
• Theme E: Religion, crime and punishment.
• Theme F: Religion, human rights and social justice.

Students will develop valuable skills that will help prepare them for further study including analytical and critical thinking skills, the ability to work with abstract ideas, leadership and research skills as well as developing their skills of debate and discussion. All of these skills will augment study in other areas and prepare them for further study and for life in modern British society.

Progression routes: Students will be prepared for Level 3 courses in the following subjects:
• Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
• Sociology
• Health and Social Care
• History
• Government and Politics
• Public Services

Beyond A-Levels students could go into a variety of careers including
• Education
• Social Work
• Medicine
• The Emergency Services
• Business
• Legal profession