Religious Studies

Head of Dept: Mrs A Dunwoody


Staff in department

Miss S Lindsay, Mrs F Page, Mrs B Lowth, Ms L McGrattan, Mr B Hughes, Mrs Mills.

A Level

  • A level exam board: CCEA
Module% of AS or
A2 grade
How is it assessed?Module Title
AS Module 150%1 written exam lasting 1 hr 20mins in Summer of Year 13An introduction to the Gospel of Luke
AS Module 250%1 written exam lasting 1 hr 20mins in Summer of Year 13Foundations of Ethics with Special Reference to Issues in Medical Ethics
A2 Module 150%1 written exam lasting 2 hours in Summer of Year 14Themes in the Synoptic Gospels
A2 Module 250%1 written exam lasting 2 hours in Summer of Year 14Global Ethics

GCSE

GCSE% of GCSE gradeHow is it assessed?Unit title
Unit 1100% for SC
50% for FC
1 written exam lasting 1hr 30mins in Summer of Year 12Christianity through a study of the Gospel of Matthew
Unit 250% for FC1 written exam lasting 1hr 30mins in Summer of Year 12An Introduction to Christian Ethics

KS3: Brief topic overview

Year 8
Spiritual Values; Palestine at the time of Jesus; the Christmas Story; the Bible; Jesus and his relationships with people; miracles of Jesus; the Christian Church – denominations and church visits.

Year 9
Creation and our environment; the life of Abraham; exploring family relationships through Jacob, Isaac, Joseph; Moses and the commandments; Judaism and The Holocaust.

Year 10
The life of Ruth – diversity and inclusion; Islam; Jesus’ teachings on Love, Forgiveness and Judgement; spread of Christianity, persecution of Christians; independent research on inspirational figures and pioneers of social reform.