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Religious Studies at All Saints Catholic College, Specialist in Humanities

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Why am I here?  Who am I?  Why is there suffering?  What happens when you die?Throughout our lives we ask important questions.  These can be prompted by events in our lives or simply because we are reflecting more deeply on the meaning of life.  In Religious Studies we explore many of these questions and responses to them in the light of the teachings of Christianity and specifically the Catholic Faith.  Religious Studies is a course in which you are encouraged to ask questions.  You are required to listen to others and you are invited to make informed decisions about important issues.Course DetailsIt is a course specifically designed to look at what is involved in the Catholic faith and how our faith affects the way a person behaves.Key Stage 3Students follow the nationally approved Catholic Scheme for RE:The way the truth and the life.  This has been customised and adapted for use at All Saints Catholic College.  We are also offering for years 10 and 11 OCR AS Ethnics.


Examination DetailsEdexcel – GCSE Religious StudiesUnit C : Religion and Life Based on a Study of Catholic Christianity.Section1. Believing in God2. Matters of Life and Death3. Marriage and the Family4. Social Harmony5. Religion, Wealth and Poverty Unit J : Catholic CommunitySection1. Beliefs and Values2. Community and Tradition3. Worship and Celebration4. Living the Christian Life5. Christian VocationThere are 2 papers at the end of Year 11. CourseworkThere is no coursework element to this GCSE.

Future opportunities

What can I do with a Religious Studies qualification?Religious Studies is regarded as an important subject by employers and further and higher education institutes for a number of reasons.  A study of Religious Studies shows that students have a knowledge of certain religious concepts and ideas, and that they show an understanding of why these concepts are important, and have the ability to reflect on important issues in society.  It shows they have communication skills, both verbal and written, and an ability to present a point of view whilst also respecting the views of others.It is possible to continue the study of Religious Studies at A or AS level.  At these levels it is a good accompaniment to many different subjects in the arts, such as English and History, and also some of the Sciences.  It can also be studied in higher education.  These qualifications can lead to careers in teaching, journalism, social work, law and local government.

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Last updated date: 04 December 2017
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