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Religious Studies (GCSE) at Graham School Science and Arts College

Course description

Religious Studies makes a distinctive contribution to the school curriculum by developing pupils' knowledge and understanding of religious beliefs, teaching practices, ways of life and forms of expression. It enables pupils to consider and respond to a range of important questions related to their own spiritual development, their identity and belonging and their values and commitments. Students will study one unit based on Religion & Life and a second unit studying Religion and Society. Many occupations require a RS qualification and this course prepares students for the wider school context. The course includes the required elements of Citizenship. In teaching Citizenship we aim to ensure that each student acquires the knowledge and understanding necessary to become an informed citizen and can apply this when developing skills of enquiry and communication, participation and responsible action. This core course is accredited by a full GCSE in Religous Studies. Students will complete end of term assignments. There are two examinations, Religion and Life and Religion and Society. Students will take an examination in both modules. Each exam is 1 hour and 30 minutes in length. In each examination students will answer 4 questions worth 20 marks.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to prepare for advanced level courses such as an A/AS Level in Religious Studies or you may need to strengthen your grades by completing a foundation or intermediate vocational qualification. With further training, you could go into a job related to religious studies or the more general social sciences such as a Social Worker, Teacher or Youth Worker. You could also go straight into employment and do further training or part time study with the support of your employer.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Graham School Science and Arts College directly.

Last updated date: 18 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years