Religious Studies at Wheatley Park School
This new course covers a variety of subject areas, externally assessed by 2 exams. It offers the opportunity to develop a way of discussing and analysing philosophical and ethical issues. It will help you learn to express your opinions in a well informed and mature way. The course covers three subject areas and Bishop Shergold will teach Philosophy of Religion and look at arguments for the existence of God e.g. design and cosmological. Miss Coles will cover Ethical study of Utilitarianism, Situation Ethics, God and Morality and Issues of War and Peace. She will also present some New Testament study of discipleship and the way Jesus treated women.
You will also study a pre-prepared piece with Bishop Shergold on the Problem of Evil and Suffering in Job and under the guidance of your teacher, explore it from religious, non-religious and philosophical perspectives. R.S. is taught in small and friendly groups (ask any of the current AS group) where you will get a lot of support and guidance. Vardy day conferences and revision days are important features and every year the group will also be given the chance to go away together and visits to date have included Rome and in 2010, a trip to New York. This is a subject that Universities value academically and because of the skills you gain from studying it would be an excellent basis for any subject in the Arts or Social Sciences. A number of our students have gone on to do degrees in English, Theology or Psychology for instance.
The basic entry requirement for level 3 courses in Wheatley Park Sixth Form is five or more C grades or above at GCSE or equivalent, including English and Maths. However several A-level courses have particular entry requirements in addition to this, please see the 6th Form Courses page for details.While we may be able to accept some students onto a limited range of Level 3 courses without C grades in English and Maths next year, this can only be in cases where we are confident they will secure C grades with retakes.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wheatley Park School directly.