GCSE (Short Course)
All students in Key Stage 4 are required to take GCSE (Short Course) Religious Studies as one of their compulsory subjects by law.
At present, this curriculum area is being overhauled in line with new courses that are being taught from September 2009. From this time, both year 9 and 10 students will be studying Unit 2, Religion and Life Issues from the AQA examination board. The department are very enthusiastic about this new course, and it is anticipated that our students will find the course even more challenging, interesting and relevant.
GCSE (Full Course)
The Religious Studies department also offers students the opportunity to take this RS as a full option for GCSE. Students taking this option as a GSCE subject study an additional element of the exam board specification, to attain a full GCSE. This option is growing rapidly in popularity, with over 100 students studying this at present. Year 11 students already undertaking this course study Module 4 from the same AQA specification. Year 10 students will be studying Unit 3, Religion and Morality, from the new AQA examination specification.