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Religious Studies Level 3 at Hilbre High Humanities College

Course description

Unit 1: Foundations Unit 2. Investigations A. Judaism (Independent Study) B. New Testament - The Fourth Gospel A2 Studies: Unit 3: Developments and Unit 4: Implications.

Course content

Unit 1 – Foundations The course content for Judaism includes the study of the distinctive teachings, practices and traditions of different groups within Judaism, including the status and authority of the holy texts, the place of ritual, gender, relationships with non-Jewish people, nationalism and beliefs about Israel. In the New Testament, the Fourth Gospel (John) will be studied. This includes the religious, social, cultural and historical background to life at the time of Jesus Christ, and the meaning and significance of Jesus’ ‘I am’ sayings and miracles. Unit 2 – Investigations Students carry out individual research on the topic ‘The Holocaust’, which is then written up under exam conditions in the summer. Units 3 and 4 – Developments and Implications These units of study build on and develop further the concepts and ideas introduced in the first year of study. The skills you will acquire Critical thinking, analytical & evaluative skills, handling abstract concepts, social awareness & inter-personal skills. All are transferable skills, extremely relevant in the modern world, and valued by both universities and employers.

Entry requirements

Students who have studied GCSE Religious Studies, (either full or short course) should have a grade of at least a C, preferably a B and grade C or above in English Language.


Final Assessment The AS in Religious Studies is assessed in the Summer term by TWO external examinations - 1 hour 45 minutes (Unit 1) and 1 hour 15 minutes. (Unit 2) Ongoing Assessment Ongoing assessment does not count towards your final grade, but informs us about your progress. i.e. assessment tests at the end of each topic and exam style essays.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hilbre High Humanities College directly.

Last updated date: 25 September 2015
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