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Key Stage 4

                                             
 
What is it about?
  
Students will study two world religions in depth and then learn about a range of moral and philosophical issues including the religious perspectives on them.
  
What sort of work is done?
  
Component 1: Beliefs, teachings, and practices of Christianity and Hinduism
  
Component 2: The study of four Religious, philosophical and ethical study themes:
  
Theme B: Religion and life. (The environment, abortion, euthanasia, beliefs about life after death)
Theme D: Religion, peace and conflict. (War, terrorism, The U.N., nuclear disarmament)
Theme E: Religion, crime and punishment. (Aims of punishment, death penalty, the prison system)
Theme F: Religion, human rights and social justice. (Human rights, prejudice, wealth and poverty)
  
  
How is it examined?
  
Component 1:
  
Written exam: 1hour 45 minutes
  
96 marks (plus 5 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG))
  
50% of GCSE
  
  
Component 2:
  
Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  
96 marks (plus 5 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG))
  
50% of GCSE
  
  
What qualification will I get? What could it lead to?
  
A GCSE in Religious Studies grade 9-1.
  
Religious Studies shows employers and higher education institutions that you can understand the views of others, argue a point convincingly and evaluate an argument. Any career working with other people would regard it as beneficial, especially management where decisions have to be made in an analytical way.