AQA A GCSE Religious Studies - Philosophy, Religion and Ethics
The study of two traditional world religions is fused with the exploration into philosophical, ethical and contemporary issues. Students will be challenged to examine what they believe and do and compare and contrast this with the two faiths studied. They will be required to provide reasoning and evidence for beliefs and practices as well as the ethical and philosophical positions held by the religions studied.
What do we study?
Component 1: The study of religious beliefs, teachings and practices.
Beliefs, teachings and practices of Christianity and Buddhism
Component 2: Thematic Studies
Religious, philosophical and ethical themes from the choice below (students are examined on FOUR of these):
- Theme A: Relationships and families.
- Theme B: Religion and life.
- Theme C: The existence of God and revelation.
- Theme D: Religion, peace and conflict.
- Theme E: Religion, crime and punishment.
- Theme F: Religion, Human Rights and Social Justice.
How is the course assessed?
Paper 1 – Religious Beliefs and Practices: 1 hour 45 minutes written examination
Paper 2 – Religious Themes: 1 hour 45 minutes written examination
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