|SUBJECT: Religious Studies|
|Examining Body: WJEC/ Eduqas||Specification No: Eduqas RS 2016|
a Grade 5 in GCSE English Language or Literature or GCSE Religious Studies
|Synopsis of Content:
The Specification offers an academic approach to the study of religion and is accessible to candidates of any religious persuasion or none with its primary focus on philosophy, ethics and in-depth study of one religion.
Component 1: Study of one Religion (1/3 of course)
Religious figures and sacred texts
Religious concepts and religious life
Significant social and historical developments in religious thought
Religious practices and religious identity.
Component 2: Philosophy (1/3 of course)
Arguments for the existence of God
Challenges to religious belief
Component 3: Ethics (1/3 of course)
Determinism and Freewill
|Assessment Methods / Teaching Methods and Resources
A variety of teaching and learning methods will be employed. Students should expect to undertake group work, write essays, conduct research and take part in discussions and debates. Students MUST be prepared to undertake research and reading in a self-directed manner.
Assessment: 100% examination. 3 examinations of 2 hours in length.
|Suitability for Combination
This subject goes very well with English, History, Politics, Sociology, Psychology, Biology or Physics.
|Progression to Higher Education / Vocational Destinations
An A-Level in in RS is highly regarded by universities and is excellent preparation for degrees in Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, PPE, Sociology and Law. Graduates in these subjects may go into a range of careers which requires understanding individuals and their place and purpose in society including Law, Civil Service, Foreign Office and teaching. The Ethical theories studied in this A-Level are also relevant to degrees in Medicine, Science and Business.
Ms A Khatun – Subject Leader of Religious Studies