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At GCSE Religious Studies lessons are built upon by the KS3 curriculum and they provide a broader and deeper understanding of the beliefs and practices of Catholic Christianity and Judaism, as well as promoting religious literacy and the contemplation of ultimate questions. Students study two religions and two philosophical/ethical themes: Catholic Christianity, Judaism, arguments for the existence of God, and religious teachings on relationships and families in the 21st century. Students will reflect on and develop their own values, beliefs, and attitudes considering what they learn. The department aims to engage students in developing an interest in Religious Studies which extends beyond the classroom and can be applied to the world around them.
Future careers: Universities and employers often highly regard Religious Education qualifications due to the ability to support and evidence arguments and points. As a Religious Education graduate you will have obtained many useful skills that are transferable in the professional world. Many people continue to a career in Education, Law or Journalism, as well as careers in Counselling and Mediation, Diplomacy and Negotiation or Social Work. Graduates are often drawn to Charity work, Personnel and Accountancy work, Youth ministry and Chaplaincy work.
|Year||Cycle 1||Cycle 2||Cycle 3||Cycle 4|
|10||Catholic: beliefs and Teachings||Catholic: Practices||Catholic: sources of wisdom and authority||Catholic: Forms of expression|
Judaism: Beliefs and teachings
Philosophy and Ethics: Arguments for God
Philosophy and Ethics: Relationships