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IBDP World Religions at Broadgreen International School

Course description

The course consists of an introductory unit, exploring five of the nine living world religions that form the basis of the syllabus. A more in depth study of Christianity and Sikhism makes up the second unit we study. The final component is an investigative study, which provides opportunities for individual research on aspects of religion that they have a particular interest in.

Course content

This course aims to:

• Promote an inquiring, analytical and empathetic approach to the study of religion 

• Develop an informed understanding of the diversity of world religions 

• Foster a respectful awareness of the significance of the beliefs and practices for the faith member 

• Develop an understanding of how religion affects people’s lives

• Encourage a global appreciation of the issues surrounding religious and spiritual beliefs, controversies and movements in the world today

• Promote responsible and informed international citizenship

The world religions course seeks to promote respect for the diversity of religious belief, both locally and globally, with the aim of enhancing international and interfaith understanding.

Entry requirements

Normally we expect you to have achieved Grades A*– C in at least 6 GCSE subjects. Of these, English and Maths must be at Grade C or above. As well as an academic requirement, we expect you to demonstrate an interest in world events and a commitment to making a difference in your community. World citizenship is at the heart of the IB philosophy and we will be discussing your interests, experiences and aspirations at your interview.

GCSE Religious Education would be a real advantage to students wishing to study World Religions.

Excellent attendance, punctuality and commitment to complete classwork and homework are essential.

Future opportunities

What will this course prepare you for?

A degree in theology with a focus on world religions . Students wishing to pursue a career in the caring or legal professions would benefit from studying this course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Broadgreen International School directly.

Last updated date: 02 September 2016

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