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Religious Education (A) - GCSE (Level 1/Level 2) at St James's C E High School

Course description

Description: At St James's, R.E. is a part of the core programme and all pupils follow courses which examine: • a number of moral issues • the Christian attitude to the individual and the community • an in-depth study on the person of Jesus In the GCSE course there are two areas of study. Each is assessed at the end of the course by a written examination. • One paper focuses on Ethics and the moral issues in Christianity, concentrating on personal relationships, prejudice and discrimination, war and peace, poverty, decisions on life and living; in fact all areas of life which are of concern to thinking people. • The other paper is a study of Mark's Gospel where the emphasis is on the life and teaching of Jesus and how this relates to Christina living today. At the start of Year 9, all pupils began a programme of study leading to either GCSE Religious Studies or a School Certificate which gives details of modules of work which have been completed. Assessment for the non-exam course consists of a number of module tests and assignments which are set throughout the course.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to prepare for advanced level courses such as an A/AS Level in Religious Studies or you may need to strengthen your grades by completing a foundation or intermediate vocational qualification. With further training, you could go into a job related to religious studies or the more general social sciences such as a Social Worker, Teacher or Youth Worker. You could also go straight into employment and do further training or part time study with the support of your employer.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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