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AS Religious Education at John Colet School

Course description

At the start of the course students will begin by studying Religion and ethics. This will allow students to be introduced to the ethical theories of Utilitarianism and Situation Ethics. This will then be developed into a study of the Value and Nature of Human life, Abortion and Euthanasia. On entry to the course students will be given their assessment titles which will allow them to work independently and to show their understanding of a moral issue in relation to Utilitarianism, Situation Ethics and a religion. Students will be expected to complete this be the given deadline to assess their suitability for the course.

From this students will study the New Testament, specifically the Synoptic Gospels. This will include:

  •  How the Synoptic’s came into being.
  •  Aspects of Jesus’ teaching and actions, parables and miracles.
  •  The arrest, trial and death of Jesus.
  •  The Resurrection.

Entry requirements

5 grade A*- C GCSE subjects, which must include: A*- B in Maths, and English Language or Literature as well as Humanities GCSE. Students who studied GCSE RE will be allowed to enter with A* to C grades


Summer Year 12:

Paper 1: RSS01 Ethics. (1 hour 15 minutes = 25% of final mark)

  •  Utilitarianism.
  •  Situation Ethics.
  • Nature and Value of Human life.
  •  Abortion and Euthanasia.

Paper 2: RSS07 New Testament. (1 hour 15 minutes = 25% of final mark)

  •  How the Synoptics came into being.
  •  Aspects of Jesus’ teachings and action, parables and miracles.
  •  The arrest, trial and death of Jesus.
  •  The Resurrection of Jesus.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Colet School directly.

Last updated date: 27 April 2015
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