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Key Stage 4 Beliefs, Philosophy and Ethics

Key Stage 4

“We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.”

Dalai Lama

GCSE: AQA religious Studies

How it is assessed:

Students will take two exams:

Component 1: The study of religions: beliefs, teachings and practices

Component 2: Thematic studies

Component 1: Study of religions

Christianity

Beliefs and teachings:

Key beliefs

Jesus Christ and salvation

Practices:

Worship and festivals

The role of the church in the local and worldwide community

Islam

Beliefs and Teachings:

Key Beliefs

Authority

Practices:

Worship

Duties and festivals

Component 2: Thematic Studies

Students will study the following themes:

Relationships and the Family
Religion and Life
The Existence of God and Revelation
Religion, Peace and Conflict
Religion, Crime and Punishment
Religion, Human Rights and Social Justice

Trips:

As part of the course students will be offered the opportunity to attend a trip to Krakow in Poland. They will visit Schindler’s factory museum and Auschwitz Concentration Camp and tour the Jewish quarter.