Religious Education

What is included in the course?

GCSE Religious Education follows the EDUQAS Spec B syllabus. It is about examining Catholic Christianity; the teachings, the traditions and its thinking. RE is about looking at different views and arguments not only within Catholic Christianity but also with Judaism and some non-religious beliefs. Areas include:

  • Beliefs about the Origin of the universe, including:
    • Genesis (ex-nihilio)
    • The Big Bang
    • Charles Darwin and Richard Dawkins
  • Views on the value of human life and abortion
  • Christian and non-Christian teachings on preserving the Planet and the Environment
  • Imago Dei and Catholic Social Teaching
  • The work of CAFOD and the SYP
  • Sin and Forgiveness
  • Good and Evil and the problems it causes believers
  • Tolerance and Respect
  • Gospel Values

How will I be assessed?

  • Y9 & Y10: End of term topic test
  • Y11: Three written external exams 2 papers on Catholic Christian Studies. I :30 mins I paper on Judaism – I hour) All will take place in the Sununer of Year 11.

What grades are available?

This course is worth a full GCSE ,’Ii th a grade from 1-9. Grade 9 being the top grade.

Progression and Career Opportunities

RE is a popular subject studied on to A-Level (Philosophy and Ethics). It is a good foundation for anyone who wants a job in Law, Education, Health Service or Business.

Who should I contact for more information?

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