Our Curriculum Intent
GCSE Religious Studies
Specification: AQA GCSE Religious Studies A
Pupils who opt for GCSE Religious Studies will have two lessons per week. Religious Studies is a stimulating GCSE that will provide opportunity for students to engage in current issues whilst developing social, cultural, political and historical awareness. Through studying Religious Studies, the students will develop an understanding of their own values and beliefs whilst gaining a greater sense of their own identity. The study of religion helps students to learn how to think critically, listen empathetically, speak thoughtfully and write clearly.
Component 1: The study of religious beliefs, teachings and practices. This will be assessed in year 11 through a written exam and is worth 50% of the final GCSE grade.
Component 2: Thematic Studies. This will be assessed in year 11 through a written exam and is worth 50% of the final GCSE grade.
Much of Religious Studies involves debate and discussion and all pupils will be encouraged to understand the viewpoints of other people whilst developing their own opinions.
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