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Religious Studies at St Columba's Catholic Boys' School

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Topics: • Religion and Life Based on a Study of Roman Catholic Christianity • Mark’s Gospel Key subject aims The specification aims to enable students to: adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religion explore religions and beliefs, reflect on fundamental questions, and engage with them intellectually and respond personally • enhance their spiritual and moral development, and contribute to their health and wellbeing • enhance their personal, social and cultural development, their understanding of different cultures locally, nationally and in the wider world, and contribute to social and community cohesion • develop their interest in, and enthusiasm for, the study of religion, and relate it to the wider world • reflect on and develop their own values, opinions and attitudes in light of their learning. Assessment • All units are externally assessed. • Each unit is assessed through a one-and-a-half hour examination, divided into four sections. • Students choose one of two questions set for each section — four questions in total. • Each question is divided into four parts with each part increasing in difficulty. • Each unit gives 100 per cent of the total GCSE Short Course marks and 50 per cent of the total GCSE marks. • The total number of raw marks for each paper is 80. “… young people have a right to be motivated to appraise moral values with a right conscience, to embrace them with a personal adherence, together with a deeper knowledge and love of God.” GRAVISSIMUM EDUCATIONIS POPE PAUL VI OCTOBER 28, 1965 Pupils will be asked to provide a £10 deposit for the text books. This is fully refundable on return of books, without graffiti and in good, usable condition.

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Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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