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Religious Studies at Elizabeth Woodville School

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PHILOSOPHY AND ETHICS GCSE (Short Course) Every week students have a one hour lesson of RE in Years 10 and 11. This will lead to a GCSE A* - G or Certificate of Achievement - Pass, Credit or Distinction. YEAR 10 Christianity - Medical Ethics: Animal Testing; Abortion; Infertility; Suicide; Euthanasia Christianity - Human Relationships: Marriage; Sexual Relationships; Contraception; Family; Divorce. YEAR 11 Judaism - Nature of Belief: God; Worship; Festivals; Food; Artifacts; Synagogue Judaism – Nature of God: God; Reasons for belief in God; Torah; Talmud; Miracles; Prophets. Relevance of the course: This course will help students be more aware of important issues and reflect on their own opinions and the opinions of others. Religious Studies is a useful GCSE for many areas of work, as it involves thinking about other people and relating to personal, social, ethical and medical issues.


Assessment: Students are assessed by examination only - There is no coursework.  The one examination paper lasts for two hours.  5% extra is awarded for SPAG - spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Future opportunities

The course has strong career links with:  teaching social work medicine nursing science law journalism charity work  politics

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Elizabeth Woodville School directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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