Philosophy Religion and Ethics
What is the exam board and specification?
AQA GCSE Religious Studies A – 8062 Exam Board Link
You will be studying the key beliefs and values of Christianity and Islam, seeing how these beliefs impact lives and behaviour. You will get the chance to explore and discuss ethical and theoretical concepts that surround these belief systems and engage in thought-provoking debates on topical issues.
Part of the course is studying moral and ethical issues and seeing how different people respond to them. You will not only learn key information that is related to our society but will be able to develop your own ethical thinking on ultimate questions. The course aims to allow you to develop your skills of reasoned argument and be able to confidently justify an opinion while still respecting the views of others.
What will you study?
The course is broken up into the two religions and the ethical and moral issues
- Christianity units are:
Christian Beliefs, Marriage and the Family, Living the Christian Life and Matters of Life and Death
- Islam units are:
Muslim Beliefs, Crime and Punishment, Living the Muslim Life and Peace and Conflict
How will you be assessed?
There are 2 exam papers each 1 hour 45 mins long. One exam paper is on Christianity and the other on Islam. There are 4 units in each paper and each unit consists of 4 styles of question.
What qualities do I need to be successful in the subject?
This course is for all students and allows you to develop essential skills linking to a wide range of other subjects. If you like to engage in current and topical issues and like to think deeply, debate and think critically about issues, this is the course for you.
What future opportunities can I have with this subject?
The course can be further studied at A ‘level and degree level. Typical careers include working in the Civil Service, Law, International Aid, Teaching, Charitable Fundraiser, Government Lobbyist, Religious Leader, Archivist, Broadcast Journalist.
Who should I contact for further information?
Speak to your PRE teacher or Mr Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org