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RE GCSE at Prince William School

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By choosing Religious Studies as one of your short course options you will actually complete a full course at GCSE! Course A = short course in Religious Studies - everyone does this! Course B = makes up the full course in Religious Studies - you must choose this as an option from the "short course" list. In the Option group we study Religion and Conflict, Religion and Medicine - which is centred on medical ethics, Religion and the State, concepts of Suffering and Evil, and both personal and community Religious Expression. In each unit, we examine Christian and Islamic teachings and discuss the ways in which modern Christians and Muslims deal with a variety of dilemmas, civil issues and social debates. Much of the classwork involves discussion and debate. We use video, visits and speakers to enrich our learning. Lessons are lively and enthusiastic and students are using the course as effective preparation for further study at A/S and A2 level. The course provides the opportunity to develop thinking skills, social awareness and reflective analysis. It encourages sensitivity, empathy and understanding as well as examining the diversities of modern society in light of religious teaching and ethos. If you enjoy learning about the society in which we live, about what and why people believe and think, and how we resolve some of our most difficult issues, then "full course" Religious Studies is for you. Please come and discuss the "full course" with your RE teacher. Examination: two papers at the end of Year 11.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prince William School directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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