IB World Religions Diploma at Hartsdown Academy
Humankind has been concerned throughout recorded history with religious questions, such as the existence of God, the meaning and purpose of life and death, and the sense we make of our lives. In the contemporary world, religion has a significant influence on individuals and societies across the globe. The power of religion to both unite and divide affects believers and unbelievers alike. Therefore, religion in its varied forms is a distinctive realm of human experience that demands academic inquiry.
The course consists of an introductory unit, exploring five of the nine living world religions that form the basis of the syllabus. This is complemented by an in-depth study of two religions chosen from six world religions. This part of the syllabus is guided by themes, key concepts and key questions. The final component is the investigative study, which provides opportunities for individual research of an aspect of the religious experience, practice or belief of a group and/or individual adherents
Part 1: Introduction to world religions
Five world religions to be studied – probably including
Christianity, Judaism, Taoism, Hinduism, Buddhism
Part 2: In-depth studies
Two world religions to be studied
Buddhism and Christianity
Part 3: Internal assessment
This course will prepare you for an Undergraduate degree course at University.
For further information please contact Mrs Msibi on 01843 227957 or email@example.com
How to apply
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