Religious Studies at Wollaston School
Students who opted for History or Geography in core Humanities will, to meet statutory requirements, also follow a short course in Religious Studies for one lesson a fortnight, taught by the History or Geography teacher. Students who chose Religious Studies will follow a full course in the subject for five periods per fortnight. Short course students will study one unit entitled, “Key Beliefs, Ultimate Questions and Life Issues,” which will be assessed by one written examination paper at the end of Year 11. Full course students will study the same unit and a further unit called, “Truth, Spirituality and Contemporary Issues,” assessed by two written examination papers, one of which could be taken at the end of Year 10 and the other at the end of Year 11. Both units are delivered through excellent text-books written specifically to meet the content and assessment requirements of each module. We have ensured that these modules meet the legal requirements of the locally-agreed syllabus in Religious Studies, with both Buddhism and Christianity being studied. Coursework Requirements As indicated above, both courses will be assessed exclusively by terminal examination: the short course examination paper is worth 100% of the final grade, with the two examination papers in the full course each worth 50%. Although external coursework does not feature in the assessment of this syllabus, internal coursework in the form of short-answer questions, examination practice essays, discussion work and individual presentations will be set half-termly for the short-course and weekly for the full course, so that teachers can assess both how well students are applying their knowledge and understanding and the progress students are making. Parents can support their children by checking via the student-planner that these internal coursework tasks are being completed. Key Dates Short course students will sit one examination paper of 1 hour 45 minutes in June of Year 11. Full course students will sit two papers each of 1 hour 45 minutes; one paper may be taken in June of Year 10 and the other in June of Year 11 or both taken at the end of year 11.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wollaston School directly.