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Religious Studies AS and A Level at Ysgol Dyffryn Aman

Course description

This WJEC GCE AS and A level specification in Religious Studies Religious Studies will enable learners to:

  • develop their Interest In a rigorous study of religion and belief and relate it to the wider world
  • develop knowledge and understanding appropriate to a specialist study of religion
  • develop an understanding and a appreciation of religious thought and its contribution to individuals, communities and societies
  • adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religion
  • reflect on and develop their own values, opinions and attitudes in the light of their study.

Course content

GCE AS and A level Religious Studies are designed to enable learners to develop their interest in, and enthusiasm for, a study of religion and its place in the wider world.

Unit 1: An Introduction to the Study of Judaism

Unit 2: An Introduction to Religion and Ethics and the Philosophy of Religion.

Unit 3: A Study of Religion: Judaism

Unit 4: Religion and Ethics

Unit 5: Philosophy of Religion

Unit 6: Textual Studies - New Testament

Entry requirements

GCSE Point Scores

In advising students as to the most suitable choice of post-16 courses/programmes of study, we use a GCSE 'Point Score' as a benchmark.

The Score is made up from the best six GCSE grades achieved by the student using the following scale:-

A* - 8 points

A - 7 points

B - 6 points

C - 5 points

D - 4 points

E - 3 points

F - 2 points

G - 1 point

This process has been used successfully over a number of years and proved to be an accurate predictor of likely success through the various possible routes of study.

Yellow Route:

  • To study 4 A Level subjects over 2 years – 42 points (minimum) including Maths & English (following consultation)
  • To Study 3 A Level subjects over 2 years points – 30 points (minimum) including Maths & English

Green Route:

  • To study a green route a point score of 30 points from at least 4 separate subjects

N.B. Although, as stated above, these ‘scores’ are good predictors of likely success upon entry into the Sixth Form, each student is treated as an individual and the post GCSE Interview is a very important process. Parents are welcome to be present at these interviews.

Assessment

Unit 1: An Introduction to the Study of Judaism

Written examination: 1 hour 15 minutes

15% of qualification 60 marks

Unit 2: An Introduction to Religion and Ethics and the Philosophy of Religion.

Written examination: 1 hour 4S minutes

25% of qualification 90 marks

Unit 3: A Study of Religion: Judaism

Written examination: 1 hour 30 mins

20% of qualification 90 marks

Unit 4: Religion and Ethics

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

20% of qualification 90 marks

Unit 5: Philosophy of Religion

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

20% of qualification 90 marks

Unit 6: Textual Studies - New Testament

Written examination: 2 hour 30 minutes

20% of qualification 90 marks

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Dyffryn Aman directly.

Last updated date: 08 November 2016
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