Philosophy & Ethics

Head of Department: Mrs P. Briggs

Qualification: GCSEExam Board: AQA

Unit 1: The studies of Religions

Weighting: 50%

Written exam 1 hour 45 minutes

Beliefs, Teachings and Practices in:

  • Christianity
  • Islam

Unit 2: Themes (Ethics)

Weighting: 50%

Written exam 1 hour 45 minutes 

Thematic study of:

  • Relationships and Families
  • Religion and Life
  • Religion, peace and conflict
  • Religion, crime and punishment

Course Summary: 

Students should consider different beliefs and attitudes to religious and non-religious issues in contemporary British society. They should be aware that the religious traditions of Great Britain are, in the main, Christian, and that religious traditions in Great Britain are diverse. They include Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism, as well as other religious and non-religious beliefs such as atheism and humanism. This knowledge may be applied throughout the assessment of the subject content.Lessons are often discursive and you will learn the skills of argument and evaluation, as well as writing concise GCSE style answers.  By the end of the course, you will be in a better position to negotiate the complexities of religious teachings, media influence, and current political issues.  

More Details: AQA - Religious Studies